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).