Senate confirms appointment of James Momoh as NERC boss

By Energy Worth

The Senate has confirmed a United States Professor, James Momoh, as the Chairman of Board of Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

The confirmation which was made on Tuesday, trailed a report by the Senate Committee on Power presented by Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe to the Senate, recommending the confirmation of the nominee.

Senator Eyinnaya explained that the nominee was screened according to the set down procedure handed over to the Senate Committee on Power.

In his words, “Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, the nominee, Professor 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.”

The plenary which was presided by the deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu then proceeded to confirm Momoh as new the new NERC chairman after a voice vote.

The Deputy Senate President urged the NERC Chairman to move the sector to greater heights.