In a bid to fast-track the targets and mandate of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, President Muhammadu Buhari has fired some board heads in the ministry and approved new appointments.
His spokesman, Femi Adesina, made the announcement in a statement on Monday.
For the Nigerians Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande (South West), replaces Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) as Chairman, Board of Commissioners – subject to Senate confirmation.
Mr Uche Onwude (South East) replaces Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume (South East) as Non-Executive Commissioner – subject to Senate confirmation.
For the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Abubakar Sa’id replaces Prof. Adeolu Akande as Board Chairman.
Dr Habibu Ahmed Imam (North West) replaces Dr Lawal Bello Moriki (North West) and Dr Mohammed Sa’idu Kumo as Board Member.
For the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOS), Dr Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi (South West), replaces Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi (South West) as Postmaster General/CEO
For Galaxy Backbone Limited (GBB), Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar replaces Architect Yusuf Kazaure.
At The Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat), Architect Yusuf Kazaure replaces Chief Dr George Nnadubem Moghalu as Board Chairman while Dr Najeem Salam replaces Hon. Samson Osagie as Executive dDirector, Marketing and Business Development
Professor Abdu Ja’afaru Bambale replaces Kazeem Kolawole Raji as Executive Director, Technical Services; Hadi Mohammed replaces Mohammed Lema Abubakar as Executive Director, Administration.