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The Senate confirmed the nomination of Mr. Kolawole Oladipupo Alabi from Ekiti State as the Executive Commissioner of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Tuesday.

The confirmation of the nominee followed the presentation and consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.

The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi, presented that Mr. Kolawole Oladipupo Alabi met the constitutional and legal requirements for the position of Executive Commissioner of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).

Senator Fadahunsi added that Alabi’s nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari was made in compliance with the provision of Section 5 subsections (1) and (2) of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018.

The federal lawmaker explained that the nominations for appointment as Chairman, Executive Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive, Executive Commissioners and Non-Executive Commissioners of the FCCPC are made pursuant 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.

Lawmakers approved that the nomination of Alabi for an appointment when it was put to a voice vote by Senate President Ahmad Lawan.

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