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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NDICOM) for a second term.
This followed the adoption of a report by its Committee on Diaspora and NGOs at plenary yesterday.

Committee Chairman Senator Nanchi Michael, while presenting the report, said Dabiri-Erewa possesses the technical and academic qualifications to function optimally and effectively in the position.

According to him, there was no petition against her, and Dabiri-Erewa sponsored the Bill for the establishment of NIDCOM when she was a member of the House of Representatives.

Michael commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the re-appointment, given her performance in her first term of office.

The Senate also confirmed three nominees as board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) following the adoption of a report by its committee on NDDC chaired by Senator Amos Bulus.

The nominees are Benard Okwmagba (Delta), Patric Aisowieren (Edo) and Kyrian Uchegbu (Imo).

The Senate also confirmed the appointment of Mrs Funke Opeke as member of the Universal Service Provision (USP) Board after adoption of the report of the Committee on Communications.

Earlier, six bills passed the first reading. They are the Federal University of Agriculture Technology Damboa, Borno establishment bill, 2023; the Federal College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State establishment bill, 2023 and Federal Medical Center Act amendment bill, 2023.

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