NCC's Board Nominee Presents One-Year Diploma To Senate, Insists Senate Must Be Scarpped

Alhaji Aliyu Saidu Abubakar, one of the leading voices in a campaign for the Senate to be scrapped to save cost, on Wednesday, insisted that Nigeria does not deserve a bicameral legislature.

Aliyu, who is a nominee representing North East in the proposed Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) stated that the upper legislative chamber was a waste of fund and government resources.

The nominee had appeared before the Senator Gilbert Nnaji-led committee on Communications for the ongoing screening of NCC board nominees.

A member of the committee had confronted the nominee, asking why he would accept to appear before the same Senate which he once led a protest for its scrapping.

Drama, however, started when the nominee insisted that the senate be scrapped as cost of running the legislative arm was high and unbearable.

The nominee noted that a situation where the senators had been receiving huge transport, wardrobe and dressing allowances and others was a clear economic loss to the country.

He listed the purchase of expensive vehicles for Senators as another reason why the upper chamber should be scrapped.

"The Senate is an avenue for wastage of scarce economic resources of the country. The Senate must go”, Aliyu insisted.

Meanwhile, the committee had earlier listed what it described as “grave irregularities” in the personal records of the nominee while perusing through the copies of curriculum vitae he submitted.

The committee noted that apart from birth certificate, there were only copies of court affidavit and police extract dated the same day, claiming loss of his credentials.

This made the committee to infer that the court affidavit and police extract may have been procured after Abubakar had been nominated to serve in the board.

The committee also said that it was interesting that the highest academic qualification of the nominee was a one-year “Diploma in Computer” from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.

It also revealed that the attached statement of result was dated 23rd September 2016, also obtained after he had been nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Requested to show reason why he chose to present documents that were procured shortly after his nomination and also why he believed that he was qualified to function as a National Commissioner in such a critical agency like NCC given the rigours, challenges and required expertise for efficiency of the commission, Aliyu said he “did not bother to go for the credentials.”

He explained further that he “only went to school merely for knowledge having been self-employed prior to the nomination.”


  1. It's a do me, I do you stuff but I salute the courage of the nominee to have said the truth & damn the consequence.

  2. Only in Nigeria can this happened. And the man is so bold to confront with 'FAKE DOCUMENTS' because he knew they had no choice than to endorse his candidacy because he is coming form 'OGA'. Nigerians!!! Behold your leaders and see the kind of Nation we are building - A NATION RULED BY ILLITERATES. Tomorrow we'll expect this kind of person to fix the NCC or negotiate a better deal for Nigeria in terms of broadcasts rights, etc. May God deliver us.

  3. Only in Nigeria can this happened. A member of the NCC Board came with only a one year Diploma Course in Computer dated 23rd September, 2016 after his NOMINATION. HABA!!!! This is BAD. Moreover the documents were 'FAKE'. Only in Nigeria. A NATION RULED BY ILLITERATES. Don't be surprised tomorrow if he eventually heads the NCC. And the man was so BOLD before the SENATORS because he knew they had no choice than to endorse his Candidacy because he is coming from 'OGA'. After-all, Oga had already 'COWED, SCARED and HAVE THE SENATE IN HIS POCKET'. Tomorrow, we will expect this kind of Man to perform creditablly well in his office. I think not.

  4. The man is right Senate is waste of our resources.



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