VP Osinbajo, 23 others get new appointments

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

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

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

Other executive directors of NTA include: Steve Egbo, Administration and Training; Abdul Hamid Salihu Dembos, Marketing; Mohammed Labbo, News; Fatima M. Barda, Finance; Stephen Okoanachi, Engineering; and Wole Coker, Programmes.

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, Chika Maduekwe, General Manager; National Theatre and National Troupe of Nigeria, Tar Ukoh, Artistic Director; National Council for Arts and Culture, 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, is chairman, while the new Director-General is Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja.

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

FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and publicity)
March 31, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE: On April 1, Mr. Adesina circulated the statement below to update his March 31 announcement.

“As part of new appointments approved for government agencies and parastatals by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 31, 2017, Mr Folorunsho Coker, is the new Director-General for Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), while Mr Adedayo Thomas, is the Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board, (NFVCB).

“This corrects the earlier announcement that Mr Coker is of the National Film and Video Censors Board.”

FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
April 1, 2017.


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  • Alabi Bello

    IT SHOWS ME THAT PRESIDENT BUHARI IS ON HIS WAY TO LONDON FOR ANOTHER 49 DAYS.
    THESE MEANINGLESS APPOINTMENTS ARE TO KEEP IDLE MINDS BUST TALKING OF ACTION.
    NIGERIA IS TODAY IN THE 4TH CONSECUTIVE QUARTER OF SEVERE ECONOMIC RECESSION.
    WHAT’s THE RELEVANCE OF BOARD CHAIRMEN AND DIRECTORS TO ECONOMIC RECESSION?

    • cheky

      Lol!!!!

  • new republic

    APC is finished thank GOD.Saraki thank you for distroying that useless apc party without direction.

    • Olatubosun

      You are useless….

      Saraki can never destroy apc…….
      He will rather Perish than to destroy apc

  • Otile

    Wayo Allah.

  • Otunba

    This is the reason why Onabule re-traced his steps recently and go prostrating before Baba in Ota, expecting something like this. People can simply not being able to do without finding their ways into any government, for the singular reason of making illicit wealth. Hummm!

    • The facts

      I didn’t even know he’s still alive.

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  • Netanyahu

    The caliphate has spoken. All hail the fresident.

  • Mamman Bako

    Nigeria’s VP now chairman of a parastatal?! Is PMB really the one making these appointments? The Secretary to the cabinet member of a board?! This country is finished, not serious.

  • International Games

    Why Why Why?

  • Olatubosun

    Nigeria will rise again..

  • Olatubosun

    Buhari will make us proud

    • Prospekt arty

      Why are Nigerians such sycophants!

  • Olatubosun

    We appreciate president Mohammed for driving this country of ours to the promise land

  • thusspokez

    VP Osinbajo, 23 others get new appointments

    So VP Osinbajo is getting more jobs, presumable, because he currently doesn’t have much to do? Further, is Nigeria suffering from skill shortages, hence the multiple appointments to boards, committees and public corporations?