February 18, 2018

Buhari’s nominee for NERC chair turns down offer

Buhari’s nominee for NERC chair turns down offer

Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Chairman-designate Prof. Akintunde Akinwande may have declined the nomination offered him by President Muhammadu Buhari. Akinwande’s absence at the Senate session yesterday stalled the screening of other nominees. A competent source said Akinwande turned down the nomination “because he was not consulted before the nomination was made”.

In a list of nominees circulated by the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, records of date of birth, qualification, specialisation, experience and certificate of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were missing in Akinwande’s column.

Of the seven nominees for the board appointment, only Akinwande had no records of his credentials. The source added that Akinwande was doing a project at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “We also learnt that enough consultation was not made before the man was nominated. We were informed that the nominee may have turned down his nomination,” the source said. Read more

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