The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NDICOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has had her reappointment confirmed by the Senate. for a second term.
of The Senate Committee on Diaspora and NGOs at plenary on Tuesday which led to the adoption of the report.
Presenting the report, The Committee’s Chairman, Sen. Nanchi Michael said Dabiri-Erewa has 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.
Michael praised President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Dabiri-Erewa, given her steering performance in her first term of office
Similarly, the Senate also confirmed the appointment of three nominees for appointment as board members of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Those confirmed are Bernard Okwmagba (Delta), Patrick Aisowieren (Edo) and Kyrian Uchegbu (Imo).
This followed the adoption of a report of the Senate committee on NDDC by the Chairman, Sen. Amos Bulus.
The Senate also confirmed the appointment of Mrs. Funke Opeke as member of the Universal Service Provision (USP) Board after the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Communications.
Earlier, the Senate passed six bills for first reading.
They included the Federal University of Agriculture Technology Damboa, Borno establishment bill, 2023 sponsored by Sen. Gobir Abdullahi (APC-Sokoto).
Others were the Federal College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State establishment bill, 2023 and Federal Medical Center Act amendment bill ,2023.
The rest were the Industrial Inspectorate Act Amendment Bill, 2023, the Compulsory Inclusion of Digital Technology in the Curriculum of Secondary and Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria bill, 2023 and the Prohibition of Secret Recruitment in the Federal Civil Service bill, 2023.