President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new appointments into key Federal Agencies, while also confirming those earlier appointed.
Among those whose appointments were confirmed, include the Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Adebisi Shonubi, Part-time Chairman, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Muiz Banire, SAN, and Secretary Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Dr. Sule Yakubu Bassi.
A statement signed on Friday by Olusegun A. Adekunle, the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, added that, those on the confirmed list include five Chief Executive Officers and two Executive Directors of Federal Agencies.
Shonubi, the former Managing Director of the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc, was named the CBN Deputy Governor in June, with effect from October 17, 2018, for a period of five years in the first instance.
Banire’s appointment at AMCON took effect from October 17, 2018, for a period of five years in the first instance, while Bassi’s appointment at the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, was with effect from October 19, 2018, for an initial period of four years.
The statement also said that the President appointed Senator Abba Ali and Mohammed Sagir, as members (Non- Legal Practitioners) Federal Judiciary Service Commission, for an initial period of five years, with effect from October 24, 2018.
Dr. Yomi Kasali was appointed Director/CEO, National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation, NCAM, Ilorin, for initial term of four years, with effect from October 28, 2018, while Dr. Olufemi Ajayi Oladunni was confirmed Director/CEO Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute, ARMTI, Ilorin. Clement Onyeabo Nze was named the DG, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, for an initial term of four years, with effect from October 28, 2018.
Also, Clement Isong (to replace Mr.Thomas Olawore), was appointed member of the Board of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA.
David Nyikyaa is the Secretary National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission, with effect from November 1, 2018.
Obinna Ogwuegbu is the Secretary Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, with effect from November 2, 2018.
Dr. Akinrinola Samuel Akintunde was named the Provost Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, for an initial term of four years, with effect from November 6, 2018, while Prof. Emmanuel Adebayo Fasakin was appointed Rector, for a second and final term of four years , effect from November 6, 2018.
Obadiah Simon Nkom is the new Director-General/CEO Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office. His appointment takes effect from January 12, 2019, and it is for an initial term of four years.
The five Chief Executive Officers and two Executive Directors of Federal Agencies, whose appointments were confirmed and renewed, include Prof. Okechukwu Ukwuoma DG National Centre for Technology Management, NACETEM; and Prof. Victor Adebayo Adetiloye, Chief MedicalDirector, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.
The latter is for a second and final term of four years, with effect, from September 22, 2018. Other new appointees are Ambassador Abdul-Jalil Suleiman DG Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa, DTCA, and Dr. Bassey Emem Abasi, Chief Medical Director, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.
Mrs. Mojoyin-Oluwa Dekalu-Thomas and Mrs. Chinedum Olisakwe-Lawrence, were appointed ED (Liability Management) and ED (Corporate Services) Electricity Liability Management Company, NELMCO, respectively, for an initial term of four years, with effect from September 20, 2018, second and final terms of four years with effect from September 20, 2018.
The President also appointed Capt. Junaid Abdullahi, Executive Secretary, Border Communities Development Agency, BDCA, with effect from September 22, 2018, for an initial period of four years.
Buhari, in the statement, enjoined the new appointees to serve the nation with all sense of responsibility, honesty, diligence, and promote good governance in the discharge of their duties.