The appointment is with immediate effect.
President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Olufemi Ajayi as the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati.
Mr. Abati said the appointment of Mr. Ajayi is with immediate effect.
He said Mr. Ajayi, until his new appointment, was the Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
Mr. Ajayi, who is from Ekiti, replaces Oluwole Oluleye, also from Ekiti.
Mr. Oluleye had served as the Executive Secretary of the PTDF since 2013.