SENATE RECEIVES BUHARI’S REQUEST TO CONFIRM MIDSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM REGULATORY AUTHORITY, NDIC NOMINEES.
By Onome Naomi
The Nigerian Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm five nominees as Executive Directors of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA).
The confirmation request was contained in a letter read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, during Wednesday’s plenary.
Those listed by the President include: Francis Alabo Ogaree, Executive Director, Hydrocarbon Processing Plants, Installations and Transportation Infrastructure; and Dr. Mustapha Lamorde, Executive Director, Health, Safety, Environment and Community.
Others are Mansur Kuliya, Executive Director, Midstream and Downstream Gas Infrastructure Fund; Bashir Sadiq, Executive Director, Corporate Services and Administration; and Dr. Zainab Gobir, Executive Director, Economic Regulations and Strategic Planning.
The President added that the request for the expeditious confirmation of the nominees was made in order to fast track the effective takeoff and decision making in the newly established Regulatory Authority.
In a similar request, the President in another letter requested the confirmation of Mrs. Chidinma Osuji as the Executive Director of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The President explained in the letter that the request for the confirmation of the nominee was made in compliance with Section 5(4) of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation Act, 2010.