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President Buhari Rejects Fashola’s Candidate For NERC Chair

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Olasupo Shasore, the Fashola’s preferred candidate executive chairman for NERC was rejected by President Buhari. Buhari nominates Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, instead for the position – A presidency insider says Shasore was dropped because Buhari does not want anything that will stoke tension in the Lagos axis again.

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly stunned Babatunde Fashola, the minister of Works, Power and Housing, following his decision to nominate Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande, as the executive chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

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 According to a report on The Cable, Akinwade, a professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was nominated ahead of Fashola’s preferred candidate, Olasupo Shasore, who was once attorney-general under him as governor of Lagos state. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, had preferred Olasupo Shasore, who was once attorney-general under him as governor of Lagos.

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