OrderPaperToday – The Senate has approved the appointment of Executive Commissioners for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), after it considered the report of the Committee on Petroleum (Upstream).

The report was laid by Committee Chairman, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan (PDP, Akwa Ibom North-East) during plenary on Wednesday.

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Those confirmed include Dr. Nuhu Habib (North West – Kano State), Executive Commissioner, Development and Production; and Dr. Kelechi Onyekachi Ofoegbu (South-East, Imo State), Executive Commissioner, Economic Regulations and Strategic Planning.

Others are Captain Tonlagha Roland John (South-South, Delta State), Executive Commissioner, Health, Safety, Environment and Community; and Mr. Jide Adeola (North-Central, Kogi State), Commissioner, Corporate Services and Administration. 

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Senator Akpan in presenting the report, said that the appointments of the nominees satisfy the requirements of Sections 11 and 18 (1-5) of the Petroleum Industry Act, 2021. 

He stated that the nominees possess the requisite qualifications, leadership qualities and comportment to discharge the statutory duties and functions of the various offices.

The Senator further disclosed that there was no petition or adverse reports received by the panel against any one of the nominees.

He added that the nominees are qualified and suitable for the positions, describing them as “fit and proper persons.”

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