Professor James Momoh has been confirmed as Chairman of Board of Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
The confirmation followed a report by the Senate Committee on Power presented by Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe to the Senate on Tuesday.
Senator Abaribe explained that the nominee was screened in line with earlier mandate handed down to the committee and in line with Nigeria Electricity Act and found competent.
“Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, the nominee, Prof. James Momoh was screened by the Senate Committee on Power. He has the credentials, and he has the experience.”
“The Committee, therefore, has no objection to his confirmation and I hereby submit that he should be confirmed.”
After the plenary broke into committee of the whole, the Deputy Senate President in a voice vote upheld the confirmation.
Ekweremadu urged the NERC Chairman to move the sector forward.