Appointments: Buhari seeks NASS Confirmation of NIPSS DG, NCC’s Executive Director

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President MuhammaduBuharion Tuesday, 9th July 2019 forwarded the names of Prof. HabuGaladimaand MrUbaMaska as the substantive Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSSKuruJos and as Executive Director of the National Communication Commission (NCC) respectively.

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan read the letter from the President to his colleagues at the plenary on today.

Buhari said his correspondence dated July 9th, was backed by Section 8 (5) of the NIPSS Act, which empowers him to forward names of nominees for the office to Senate for confirmation.He appealed to the lawmakers to give necessary support that would ensure smooth screening and confirmation of Galadima.

The President noted that he attached a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the letter to further enable the Senate to have more information about him.

Galadima, a professor of Political Science at the University of Joswas born in 1963 at Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. He holds an MSC in 1990 and PhD in 2006 from the University of Jos.

In a similar development, the President of the Senate also read a letter from President Buhari requesting the Senate to confirm the appointment of MrUbaMaska as Executive Director of the National Communication Commission (NCC).

The letter quoted Section 8 (1) of the NCC Act as empowering the President to seek the Senate confirmation.