The Senate, on Tuesday rejected the nomination of Professor Akintunde Akinwande, to head the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.

Mr. Akinwande was rejected for his failure to attend confirmation hearing.

Other nominees for whom confirmation was sought by President Muhammadu Buhari, were cleared by the upper legislative chamber.

Akintunde Akinwande is an American-based professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department of Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT).