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Buhari rejects Fashola’s candidate for NERC Chairman

25 July 2016, 14:10

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly rejected the candidate of the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for the new Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), reports Cable.

Fashola had nominated  Olasupo Shasore, who was once attorney-general under him as governor of Lagos for the post.

But Buhari has settled for Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as the new Chairman of the commission.

Also read: Buhari asked to sack Fashola, Amaechi

Shasore was one of the aspirants reportedly supported by Fashola for the APC governorship ticket in the state in 2015.

Shasore, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, could not be picked because the President according to sources does not want anything that will stoke tension in the Lagos axis again.

There was  political tension in the state in 2015 following the nomination of Fashola as minister.

Fashola's nomination did not go down well with the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu

Akinwande will succeed Sam Amadi whose tenure ended in 2015.

- News 24


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