BREAKING: Senate rejects Buhari’s nominee for NERC

The Nigerian Senate has just rejected the nomination of American-based professor, Akintunde Akinwande, as the head of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.

Mr. Akinwande was rejected for his failure to attend confirmation hearing on the senate plenary.

The decision was announced Tuesday.

Other nominees for whom confirmation was sought by President Muhammadu Buhari, were cleared by the Senate.

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