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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.

The source added that Akinwande failed to avail himself to the Department of State Services (DSS) for security checks.

Chairman of the Committee Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe told reporters that there was no way the screening could go on in the absence of the chairman-designate.

Abaribe noted that the privatisation of the electricity sector was meant to improve the sector.

He added that the inauguration of the board of NERC was key to solving the problems in the sector.

“Regrettably, when members of the committee assembled to screen the nominees made by President Muhammadu Buhari, we were told that the chairman designate was unavoidably absent. The Presidential liaison who brought the nominees informed us that the chairman was unavoidably absent,” Abaribe said

Abaribe also said there was no way the committee could go on with the screening without the chairman designate.

He noted that since the nomination was made over three months ago, the Presidency should have known whether the chairman designate would attend the screening or not.

He said “the commission is vital and cannot function without a chairman”.

Abaribe, who assured that the committee was ready to screen the nominees, added: “We cannot screen them until we have a formal communication from the Presidency”.

Other nominees for the board appointment included Sanusi Garuba (Vice Chairman), Nathan R. Shatti (commissioner), Dr. Moses Arigu (commissioner), Dafe C. Akpeneye (commissioner), Prof. Frank Okafor(commissioner) and Musiliu O. Oseni(commissioner).

Only on Tuesday, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, an ambassadorial nominee from Plateau State, declined the nomination for lack of consultation.

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  1. ...na only sinless people can work with Baba kwo!
    Any reasonable man or woman that has got integrity and conscience are beginning to shun and avoid this APC useless clueless and wicked government.
    This is in fact a bigger problem because they will be left with incompetent ignorant political hangers on as technocrats after painting every person that had served in previous governments as devil except few that join the APC. But core technocrats are not politicians.
    Even making a u turn now to accept responsibity of the economic social and political mess and recession after blaming and putting it on the past administrations cannot change anything. The damage has been done!
    Apc is a mess and Nigeria is even going down down into a deeper mess.
    Chanji dole!
    Sai Baba!
    Sai Tinubu!

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    2. Akuya, ode, akewsu, onura and finally a fool.

    3. If u re really a technocrat, this is the best time to show what you are made of and forget all those theories in d book. Can a dentist run for decayed tooth?

    4. @Isiaka the Igbo imposter ,your partisanship and hatred for PMB has finally reached an alarming height same for your Ebeano brothers @ Prince Nwoye and EL-Matosky who have all turned themselves to professional wailers since their Nwanne Ebele Azikiwe lost election. Until you stop fooling yourself by pretending to be from another tribe and not an Igbo bigot, I will not relent in exposing you and your clown brother EL-Matorious who fools himself by claiming that he is a Masters degree holder in "Computer Analyst " instead of being a private security at a buka at Orile Mile-2. Amadioha gbue gi and your co-travellers.

  2. Good news at least people now reject juicy offer, make an offer to anybody in South East and wait and see if it will be rejected

    1. We are always the best brains in this contraption. Zombie!

    2. Okonjo - Iweala is from the south east.Suggestion and advances were made to woe her to serve a righteous mammon,good news is she decline. Please,comment on that!

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    Changi Dole
    Sai Baba!

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