The reappointment of Dr.Abike Dabiri-Erewa as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NDICOM) by President Muhammadu Buhari’s has been confirmed by the senate.

Senate’s approval came after the presentation, consideration, and adoption of report of Committee on Diasporia and NGOs by the Chairman ,Sen. Nanchi Michael (PDP- Ebonyi) at plenary on Tuesday.

Senator Nnachi, while presenting the report, said the nominee possesses the technical and academic qualifications to function optimally and effectively in the position.

He said there was no petition against her, adding that the nominee sponsored the bill for the establishment of NIDCOM when she was a member of the House of Representatives.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the re- appointment given the steering performance of the nominee in her first term.

Similarly, the Red Chamber also confirmed the appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari of three nominees for appointment as board members of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Their confirmation came after the presentation, consideration, and adoption of the report of the committee on NDDC by the Chairman, Senator Amos Bulus.

The confirmed  nominees were  Benard Oboatarihieyeren Okwmagba ( Delta), Patric Aisowieren(Edo), and Kyrian Chidiebere Uchegbu (Imo).

Senate also confirmed the nomination of  Mrs Funke Opeke for appointment as member of Universal Service Provision (USP) Board  after presentation , consideration of report of Committee on Communications.

Earlier, the Senate passed for first  reading six executive bills and two members.

The bills includes, Federal University of Agriculture Technology , Damboa, Borno State establishment bill 2023 sponsored by  the Senate Leader, Sen.Gobir Abdullahi,(APC-Sokoto), Federal College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ado Ekiti,Ekiti State establishment bill 2023 by Sen.Gobir Abdullahi,(APC-Sokoto), Federal Medical Center Act amendment  bill ,2023, by  Sen. by Sen.Gobir Abdullahi.(APC-Sokoto)

Another one is the Industrial Inspectorate Act  Amendment Bill ,2023 Sen.Gobir Abdullahi(APC-Sokoto), 

Also the Compulsory Inclusion of Digital Technology in the curriculum of secondary and Tertiary Institutions  in Nigeria bill 2023 by Sen.Abiru Adetokunbo (APC-Lagos) and Prohibition of Secret Recruitment in the Federal Civil Service  bill 2023 by Sen.Abiru Adetokunbo (APC-Lagos).

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