The Senate has confirmed the nomination of 15 of the 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Chairman of Senate Committee on INEC Senator Suleiman Nazif said all the nominees were cleared by the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services and the Code of Conduct Bureau.
He said the yet to be confirmed nominees were still under screening by the panel. Senate President Bukola Saraki said he hopes the RECs will help in improving Nigeria’s Electoral Process.
In another development the Senate has received the report of the Joint Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity and Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy in respect of a motion on the increase in Electricity Tariff by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing; Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Distribution Companies(DISCOs).