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Senate Confirms Four Nominees As NUPRC Commissioners

Senate Confirms Four Nominees As NUPRC Commissioners



Senate Confirms The Nomination Of Four NUPRC Commissioners


The Senate has on Wednesday April 13, 2022 confirmed the nominations of four Executive Commissioners of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC).


The confirmation of the nominees followed the consideration of the screening report presented by Sen. Patrick Akinyelure (Ondo Central) on behalf of the Committee Chairman on Petroleum (Upstream) Sen. Albert Bassey Akpan (Akwa Ibom North East) on the Nominees.


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 include Capt. 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.  


Sen. Akinyelure, while 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 added that the nominees possess the requisite qualifications, leadership qualities and comportment to discharge the statutory duties and functions of the various offices.


The lawmaker disclosed that no petition and/or adverse reports were received by the Screening Committee against any of the nominees. He noted that the nominees are qualified and suitable for the positions, describing them as “fit and proper persons”.




Dr. Ezrel Tabiowo, FAI, FIMC, CMC, FCP, Fsca


Special Assistant (Press)

To President of the Senate 


Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

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