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Breaking: Senate confirms Buhari’s nominees to head NHRC, NERC

Breaking: Senate confirms Buhari’s nominees to head NHRC, NERC

- Anthony Ojukwu has been confirmed by the Senate as the executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

- The confirmation came after the Senate looked into the from the chairman of the Senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters, David Umaru (APC, Niger East)

- The Senate also confirmed James Momoh as chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

The Senate on Tuesday, April 17 confirmed Anthony Ojukwu as the executive secretary, of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The confirmation was made after the Senate considered a report from the chairman of the Senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters, David Umaru (APC, Niger East), Premium Times reports.

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President Muhammadu Buhari had in December 2017, written to the Senate to request the confirmation of the appointment.

The Senate also confirmed James Momoh as chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) after considering a report read by the chairman of the Senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, Eyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia south).

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President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Momoh for the position in April 2017, but his approval was delayed. The president had earlier nominated a US-based professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Akintunde Akinwande, who rejected the appointment and was therefore replaced.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the NERC would on April 3, 2018, commence the enforcement of its recently unveiled Meter Asset Provider Regulations (MAPR), 2018, a policy that seeks to bridge the widening metering gap in the electricity supply industry.

Legit.ng gathered that the country’s metering gap had increased to about 4.74 million, as power consumers welcomed the new policy, describing it as a solution to meter unavailability.

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Source: Legit.ng

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