Just In: Buhari gives Vice President Osinbajo, 23 others new appointments

– President Muhammadu Buhari has approved appointments into the executive management of some government agencies and parastatals

– The affected agencies are Nigerian Television Authority, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and National Emergency Management Agency

NAIJ.com has obtained a press statement released by President Muhammadu Buhari’s special assistant on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, announcing the new appointments.

According to statement, the new chairman of the board of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) is former newspaper editor and ex-presidential spokesman, Chief Duro Onabule.

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Other executive directors of NTA include: Dr Steve Egbo for administration and training; Abdul Hamid Salihu Dembos for marketing; Mohammed Labbo for news; Fatima M. Barda for finance; Stephen Okoanachi for engineering; and Wole Coker for programmes.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is the new chairman of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is the new chairman of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

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At the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Aliyu Hayatu is new chairman, while Buhari Auwalu and Yinka Amosun, are zonal directors, Kaduna and Lagos, respectively.

Under the Ministry of Information and Culture, the following agencies have new appointees: Nigerian Film Corporation, Dr Chika Maduekwe, General Manager; National Theatre and National Troupe of Nigeria, Comrade Tar Ukoh, Artistic Director; National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General; National Film and Video Censors Board, Folorunsho Coker, Director-General.

At the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is chairman, while the new Director-General is Engr. Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja.

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Other members of the NEMA Board are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF David Babachir Lawal; Captain Talba Alkali, representing Ministry of Transport and Aviation; Amb. Rabiu Dagari, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr Ngozi Azadoh, Ministry of Health; Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, Ministry of Interior; Engr. Ajisegiri Benson Akinloye; Ministry of Water Resources, AVM Emmanuel Anebi; Nigerian Armed Forces; and AIG Salisu Fagge Abdullahi, Nigerian Police Force.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has appointed Tony Okpanachi, as the pioneer Managing Director of the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN), Daily Trust reports.

This was disclosed in a statement from the Ministry of Finance, signed by Director, Information Salisu Na’inna on Thursday, March 30.

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