The Senate has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa for re-appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).
Her confirmation is sequel to presentation, consideration and adoption of the report of the Committee on Diaspora and NGOs by the Chairman, Sen. Nnachi Michael (PDP- Ebonyi) at plenary on Tuesday.
Nnachi, while presenting the report said the nominee possesses the technical and academic qualifications to function optimally and effectively in the position.
He said there was no petition against her, adding that the nominee sponsored the Bill for the establishment of NIDCOM, when she was a member of the House of Representatives.
He commended President Buhari for the re- appointment, given the sterling performance of the nominee in her first term.
Similarly, the Senate also confirmed the appointment of three nominees for appointment as board members of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Their confirmation followed the presentation, consideration and adoption of a report of the committee on NDDC by the Chairman, Sen. Amos Bulus.
The confirmed nominees are Benard Oboatarihieyeren Okwmagba (Delta), Patric Aisowieren (Edo) and Kyrian Chidiebere Uchegbu (Imo).
The Senate also confirmed the nomination of Mrs. Funke Opeke for appointment as member of Universal Service Provision (USP) Board after presentation, consideration of the report of the Committee on Communications.
Earlier, the Senate passed six bills for first reading.
The bills include, Federal University of Agriculture Technology Damboa, Borno State establishment bill 2023 sponsored by Sen. Gobir Abdullahi (APC-Sokoto).
Other bills are Federal College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State establishment bill 2023 by Sen. Gobir Abdullahi (APC-Sokoto) and Federal Medical Center Act amendment bill ,2023, by Sen. Gobir Abdullahi.(APC-Sokoto).
Others also are Industrial Inspectorate Act Amendment Bill, 2023 by Sen. Gobir Abdullahi (APC-Sokoto), Compulsory Inclusion of Digital Technology in the curriculum of secondary and Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria bill 2023 by Sen. Abiru Adetokunbo (APC-Lagos) and Prohibition of Secret Recruitment in the Federal Civil Service bill 2023 by Sen. Abiru Adetokunbo (APC-Lagos).