President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed 83 year old Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye as chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
He said the president requested the Senate to confirm nominees into positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner, and Non-Executive Commissioners of the NCC.
Adesina noted that the nominations were in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003.
He said the president, in a letter dated August 2, 2016, sent to Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, nominated Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) as chairman.
The presidential spokesman also stated that Mr. Sunday Dare (South West) got the nod as Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management.
Sunday Dare is the media aide to national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
Adesina listed those nominated as Non-Executive Commissioners are: Aliyu Sa'idu Abubakar (North East), Clement Omeiza Baiye (North Central), Chief Okoi Ofem Obono Obla (South South), Pastor Ezekiel Yissa (North Central) and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume (South East).