Monday, December 23, 2019

President Buhari Approves New Appointments In Parastatals Under Ministry Of Communications And Digital Economy

Desirous of fast-tracking the targets and mandate of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the following new appointments in the Parastatals listed below:

1. Nigerians Communications Commission (NCC)

  • Prof. Adeolu Akande (South West) replaces Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) as Chairman, Board of Commissioners – subject to Senate confirmation
  • Mr Uche Onwude (South East) replaces Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume (South East) as Non-Executive Commissioner – subject to Senate confirmation.

2. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

  • Dr Abubakar Sa’id replaces Prof. Adeolu Akande as Board Chairman
  • Dr Habibu Ahmed Imam (North West) replaces Dr Lawal Bello Moriki (North West)
  • Dr Mohammed Sa’idu Kumo as Board Member

3. The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST)

  • Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi (South West) replaces Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi (South West) as Postmaster General/CEO

4. Galaxy Backbone Limited (GBB)

  • Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar replaces Architect Yusuf Kazaure

5. The Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat)

  • Architect Yusuf Kazaure replaces Chief Dr George Nnadubem Moghalu as Board Chairman
  • Dr Najeem Salam replaces Hon. Samson Osagie as Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development
  • Professor Abdu Ja’afaru Bambale replaces Kazeem Kolawole Raji as Executive Director, Technical Services
  • Hadi Mohammed replaces Mohammed Lema Abubakar as Executive Director, Administration

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity)
December 23, 2019

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