Senate Receives Confirmation Request of NPC, NSRDA Appointees

By CHIOMA IRUKE

The Nigerian Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Mr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NSRDA) as well as that of Muhammed Dattijo Usman as Federal Commissioner representing Niger State in the National Population Commission (NPC).

The Senate received the request on Tuesday  in a letter dated 25th February, 2021, and read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

The letter reads in part: “Pursuant to Sections 14(1) and (2) of the National Space Research & Development Agency Act, 2010, I present for confirmation by the Senate the appointment of Mr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research & Development Agency”.

According to the President, Usman’s nomination was made “in accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republican of Nigeria (as amended).”
 

President Buhari also requested the Upper Chamber to confirm the appointment of Muhammed Dattijo Usman as Federal Commissioner representing Niger State in the National Population Commission in a letter dated 25th February 2021.

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