The Senate has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Abike Dabiri-Erewa for reappointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM.
The confirmation of the appointment during plenary on Tuesday was sequel to the consideration and adoption of a report of the Committee on Diaspora and NGOs, chaired by Senator Michael Nnachi (PDP Ebonyi).
Senator Nnachi, while presenting the report, said the nominee possesses the technical and academic qualifications to function optimally and effectively in the position.
According to him, there was no petition against the nominee, adding that she was the one who sponsored the bill for the establishment of NiDCOM when she was a member of the House of Representatives.
He commended President Buhari for the re-appointment given the steering performance of the nominee during her first term in office.
Similarly, the Senate confirmed the appointment of the President’s three nominees’ for appointment as board members of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Their confirmation followed the presentation, consideration and adoption of a report of the committee on NDDC, chaired by Senator Amos Bulus.
The confirmed nominees were Benard Oboatarihieyeren Okwmagba from Delta, Patric Aisowieren (Edo) and Kyrian Chidiebere Uchegbu (Imo).
The Red Chamber also confirmed the nomination of Mrs Funke Opeke for appointment as a member of Universal Service Provision (USP) Board after the presentation , consideration of the report of the Committee on Communications.