The Senate yesterday confirmed the appointment of five nominees as Commissioners of the National Population Commission (NPC).
Also confirmed were four other nominees as Commissioners of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), and the nomination of Mrs Emily Chidinma Osuji as Executive Director of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).
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The confirmation of the nominees followed the consideration of the reports by the committees on National Identity and National Population; Power; Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions.
The nominees confirmed as Commissioners of the National Population Commission include: Chief Engr. Benedict Ukpong Effiong (Akwa-Ibom); Mrs Gloria Fateya Izonfo (Bayelsa); Barr. Kupchi Patricia Ori Iyanya (Benue); Dr. Haliru Bala (Kebbi); and Dr. Eyitayo Oyekunle Oyetunji (Oyo).
The four nominees confirmed as Commissioners of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission are: Dr Yusuf Ali (North Central), Engr. Chidi Ike (South East), Mr Nathan Rogers Shatti (North East), and Mr Dafe Akpeneye (South-South).
On the confirmation of Mrs Osuji’s nomination as Executive Director of NDIC, Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna) who chaired the Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, said she possesses the academic qualifications, technical knowledge and professional experience to occupy the position.