President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new appointments in the Parastatals under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, who confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja, said the appointments were meant to fast-tracking the targets and mandate of the ministry.
The appointments are as follows:
1. Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
(a) Prof. Adeolu Akande (South West) replaces Sen. Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) as Chairman, Board of Commissioners subject to Senate confirmation.
(b) Mr Uche Onwude (South East) replaces Sen. Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume (South East) as Non-Executive Commissioner subject to Senate confirmation.
2. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
(a) Dr Abubakar Sa’id replaces Prof. Adeolu Akande as Board Chairman.
(b) Dr Habibu Ahmed Imam (North West) replaces Dr Lawal Bello Moriki
(c) 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)
Prof. Muhammed Bello Abubakar replaces Architect Yusuf Kazaure
5. The Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat)
(a) Architect Yusuf Kazaure replaces Dr George Nnadubem Moghalu as Board Chairman.
(b) Dr Najeem Salam replaces Hon. Samson Osagie as Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development.
(c) Prof. Abdu Ja’afaru Bambale replaces Kazeem Kolawole Raji as Executive Director, Technical Services.
(d) Hadi Mohammed replaces Mohammed Lema Abubakar as Executive Director, Administration.