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Monday, 15 February 2016

Nigerian govt. sacks another 20 heads of federal agencies, appoints duo for Budget and planning

The Presidency has issued the following statement announcing the removal of 20 more heads of federal parastatals and agencies.
The list adds to the six heads of agencies under the Ministry of Information and Culture that were sacked earlier today.
Read full statement below.
1. The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate disengagement of the following Chief Executive Officers of the underlisted Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions.
2.​He has also approved that the most senior officers in the Parastatals, Agencies and Councils oversee the activities of the organizations pending the appointment of substantive Chief Executive Officers.
(i) Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
(ii) Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)
(iii) Voice of Nigeria (VON)
(iiii) News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
(v) National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
The rest
(vi) Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
(vii) New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
(viii) Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)
(ix) Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board(NCDMB)
(x) Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
(xi) Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)
(xii) National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
(xiii) Petroleum Equalization Fund
(xiiii) Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC)
(xv) Bureau of Public Procurements (BPP)
(xvi) Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)
(xvii) Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)
(xviii) Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON)
(xix) National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
(xx) Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC)
(xxi) Bank of Industry (BoI)
(xxii) National Centre for Women Development (NCWD)
(xxiii) National Orientation Agency (NOA)
(xxiiii) Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
(xxv) Nigerian Export-Import Bank
(xxvi) National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic In Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP)
3. Mr. President, however, thanked them for their invaluable services to the Nation and wishes them well in their future endeavours.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the presidency has confirmed the appointment of Alhaji Tijani Abdullahi as the Director General ( Budget) under the ministry of Budget & National Planning. He is expected to work with the minister for National Planning and Budget.
This is even as he approved the appointment of Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi as the Director-General, Budget Office.
A statement by the presidential spokesman,. Femi Adesina said “Abdullahi as a fellow of the Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, and a banker of repute with experience in managing public finance.”
By his appointment, he replaced the outgoing Director-General, Yahaya Gusau. The new Director-General is expected to work with the Minister of Budget and National Planning to efficiently deliver on the mandates of the Budget Office of the Federation.
President Buhari also approved the appointment of Ben Akabueze as the Special Adviser on Planning to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
Akabueze who is the immediate past Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos State, has worked in senior management positions in Citi Bank, Fidelity Bank, United Bank for Africa, NAL Merchant Bank, Sterling Bank and BIA Consulting Limited, among others. He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers; Fellow, Institute of Credit Administrators and Honorary Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers.

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