14 April 2021 By James Itodo
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Halilu Ahmad Shaba for appointment as Director General, National Space Research and Development Agency ( NSRDA).
The confirmation followed the presentation and consideration of a report of the Committee on Science and Technology by the Chairman, Senator Uche Ekwunife .
Senator Ekwunife while presenting the report said the nominee has shown evidence of more than 21 years of post doctoral research experience in space science, six years above the minimum requirements to be appointed Director General of NSRDA.
She explained that the nominee was cleared by the Nigerian Police, Department of State Security (DSS) as eligible for the appointment.
The lawmaker said the nominee provided evidence of tax clearance and code of conduct acknowledgement slip.
She explained that the committee interrogated the nominee on general matters of space science, adding that the nominee responded satisfactorily to the questions raised.
According to her, the nominee displayed a high level of expertise on space science technology and capacity to head the agency.
Senator Ekwunife said the committee was utimately satisfied with the qualifications, performance and suitability of the nominee for the position