The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Kolawole Oladipupo Alabi as Executive Commissioner of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).
His confirmation by the senate came after the presentation and consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
According to Senator Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi (Osun East), the chairman of the Committee, Alabi met the requirements of Sections 153 and 156 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended; Section 5 subsection (1) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018 and Order 121 of the Senate Standing Orders 2015, as amended.
The Chairman also added that Alabi’s nomination by President Buhari was made in compliance with the provision of Section 5 subsections (1) and (2) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018.
Fadahunsi explained that the nominations for the positions of Chairman, Executive Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive, Executive Commissioners and Non-Executive Commissioners of the FCCPC are in accordance to Section 4(2) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act, 2018.
According to him, Alabi’s nomination became necessary following President Buhari’s assent to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018 on 30th January 2019.