“Black Monday” for Agencies & Parastatals as FG sacks CEOs

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal, in a statement on Monday said “The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate disengagement of the following Chief Executive Officers of the under-listed Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions.

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.

“Mr. President, however, thanked them for their invaluable services to the Nation and wishes them well in their future endeavours”.

The affected agencies are as follows:

Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)
Voice of Nigeria (VON)
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)
Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
Petroleum Equalization Fund
Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC)
Bureau of Public Procurements (BPP)
Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)
Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)
Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON)
National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC)
Bank of Industry (BoI)
National Centre for Women Development (NCWD)
National Orientation Agency (NOA)
Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
Nigerian Export-Import Bank
National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic In Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP)

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, had earlier in the day announced the sack of the 6 heads of parastatals under his ministry namely Directors-General of NTA, Sola Omole, FRCN’s Ladan Salihu, VON’s Sam Worlu, NOA’s Mike Omeri, NBC’s Emeka Mba and the Managing Director of NAN Ima Niboro).

22 Comments on “Black Monday” for Agencies & Parastatals as FG sacks CEOs
  • mee February 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    President Buhari sha. I’m pretty sure their replacements would all be APC supporters. This is definitely not change, its just a shift of power.

    • slice February 15, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      He is about to reward some people. Well its the way of politics. You win you appoint

    • ElessarisElendil February 16, 2016 at 1:31 am

      Nooooooooooooooooo He’s going to put in PDP supporters just like Obama is going to nominate an anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-immigrant Supreme court Justice.

  • nwa nna February 15, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Great! Long overdue, all the FGN agencies need to be completely shaken up

  • aawesome February 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Oya, if you daddy is there, sorry.

  • zeal February 15, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Wish them all the best in their future endeavors!!!! Where are they supposed to start from now as you have sacked them, rely on pension that may never come early.Shey na Murtala Muhammad era we dey???

    • ebi February 16, 2016 at 1:18 am

      Have you forgotten that they have enough looted in their a/c ,ki wo lo ma mu omi si

    • Yeyeperry February 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      @Zeal, Did you read the names of the parastatals? They said head o not clerks…. If I hear say they have nothing to fall back on. You know what they must have achieved before taking on those roles? Not to talk of the perks that came with the job.

      • zeal February 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

        And it is because of past experiences that has caused people like them to learn and be ‘smart’ to the detriment of everybody in the country. Sometimes, make our leaders dey receive sense on how transform the country nah,

  • emjay53 February 15, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    i hope they go to the courts to seek redress, however long it takes. militarization of the country. No job security for anyone.

  • nene+ February 16, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Meanwhile since Fashola announced that we have hit 5,000mega watts all time high, i have spent more monies on diesel that i did when it was 3,000 and 4,000 mw- is every one infested with Lies? Mohammed?

    Not surprised at his sacks, his own Dasuki funders has to be rewarded……. yeye dey smell.

    The highest corruption is political corruption…. a man went to one single Northern university and picked FOUR Vice Chancellors from one spot and imposed on other universities?

    what was the criteria??? from one uni????

    Some one should tell Buhari that, that was a physical corruption!!!!!

    Watch out for the replacement…..97% and 5%………..

    • molarah February 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      Stop spreading lies. Replacement for the VC of Ado-Ekiti university was from the South-West.

  • ElessarisElendil February 16, 2016 at 1:33 am

    My own sha is dear new DG NTA, please stop the presenters from wearing those awkward looking Western attire, learn from AIT on that regard.

  • PD Young Billionaire February 16, 2016 at 1:39 am

    More enemies for Buhari……

  • jamila February 16, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Bye Bye Onyeka the PRAISE SINGER

  • Jamcybaby February 16, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Am so happy o atleast dia hav been dis since. So let buhari employ new people so dat odas wil benefit too

  • Tolu February 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Hope he gets to sack bad road, epileptic power supply, no respect for human right and corrupt practices in all our agencies soon too o

  • Grace February 16, 2016 at 10:32 am

    The truth is i never knew as a Nigerian that some or should i say most of these parastatals existed.

  • mabel February 16, 2016 at 11:50 am

    These ones that their kids are ogas in different places. It is time for them to rest and allow others abeg. All these people with houses in Abj abeg make dem go rest. They have tried.

  • DEDE February 16, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Honestly,when i read some of these comments i want to weep.so,pple should seek redress because they have been sacked?Why must everything be reduced to politics?
    Have you heard of the rot in some of these agencies.?Have you heard of the looting in NSITF and some others to fund politics?why do we refuse to be rational in our thinking sometimes?Didnt you all hear of the amounts most of these agencies tried to smuggle in to the budget?
    President Buhari can never be a saint and can never be GEJ.Some of us are still so bitter that we will rather berate every action of govt and see no good in anything they do.Let us be patient pls.4 years is just around the corner and PMB CAN BE SENT PACKING

  • NIRA February 16, 2016 at 11:59 am

    My DG got sacked too. Some ppl were sad, but most were happy!! Such is life.

  • lady February 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I got comments alright, but I’ll just sit here and smh for nigeria, at ya’ll

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