On Wednesday 9th October 2019, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Barrister Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu as the official Executive Commissioner on the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.
This news was announced on the Nigerian Senate verified twitter handle: @NGRSenate.
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has allegedly said that the NCC has not been doing well and some of the telecommunication companies still do not pay the necessary taxes due. According to Ahmed Lawa, Nigerians do not really enjoy quality services from the telecommunication companies and do not get value for what they pay for.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on September 27th 2019, had earlier requested for the confirmation letter of Adeleke Adewolu as the Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The request was in a letter dated August 21st 2019 and was read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on the floor of the upper chamber to the entire senate during plenary.
The letter read in part: “I am writing this letter in conformity to the Section 8 (1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Act, 2003, in which I hereby present Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu for confirmation as the Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission ‘NCC’ by the distinguished Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The letter has hereby been confirmed as Barrister Aeleleke Morunfolu Adewolu has been accepted and made the new Executive Commissioner. The NCC looks forward to a better communication system with the new Executive Commissioner.