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President Muhammadu Buhari Appoints Osinbajo As NEMA Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari  has appointed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as Chairman, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), while Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja, is the new Director-General.

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

President Buhari has also appointed former newspaper editor and ex-presidential spokesman, Chief Duro Onabule, as the new chairman of the board of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)

The Special Adviser on‎ Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said this was part of appointments approved by President Muhammadu Buhari into the executive management of some government agencies and parastatals.

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

The new chairman‎ of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Aliyu Hayatu, 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, Dr Chika Maduekwe, General Manager; National Theatre and National Troupe of Nigeria, Comrade Tar Ukoh, Artistic Director; National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General; National Film and Video Censors Board, Folorunsho Coker, Director-General.


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