President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday wrote to the Senate to replace his ealier nominee for the position of the Chief Executive Officer on the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NPRA) board.
The president asked the Senate to replace the nomination of Sarki Auwalu as the Chief Executive Officer on the NPRA board with a fresh nominee Farouk A. Ahmed.
The President’s request was contained in a letter dated September 28, 2021, and read at Wednesday plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
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The President had in an earlier letter dated September 16, 2021, requested the upper chamber to confirm Auwalu alongside three others as board members of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority.
In his new request, President Buhari is, however, asking for the approval of the Senate to replace Auwalu with Ahmed as Chief Executive Officer.
He explained that the replacement request was duly in accordance with the provision of Section 34(3) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021.