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President Buhari Appoints VP Osinbajo as NEMA Chairman | Approves new Management for NTA, FRCN & Other Agencies



Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment Duro Onabule as Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).

Onabule was Editor of the defunct National Concord as well as Chief Press Secretary to former President Ibrahim Babangida.

His appointment was announced on Friday along with those of new Executive Directors of the NTA, in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President.

They are Dr Steve Egbo (Administration and Training), Abdul Hamid Salihu Dembos (Marketing), Mohammed Labbo (News), Fatima M. Barda (Finance), Stephen Okpanachi (Engineering) and Wole Coker (Programmes).

Adesina also announced the appointments of Aliyu Hayatu as Chairman of the Board of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), while Buhari Auwalu and Yinka Amosun, were appointed as Zonal Directors for Kaduna and Lagos stations, respectively.

Other new appointees are: Dr Chika Maduekwe as General Manager of Nigerian Film Corporation; Comrade Tar Ukoh as Artistic Director of National Theatre and National Troupe of Nigeria; Otunba Olusegun Runsewe as Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture; Folorunsho Coker as Director-General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and Adedayo Thomas as D-G National Film and Video Censors Board.

“At the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), is Chairman, while the new Director-General is Engr. Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja”, Adesina said.

Members of the NEMA Board are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. David Babachir Lawal; Captain Talba Alkali, representing Ministry of Transport and Aviation, and Amb. Rabiu Dagari, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Others are 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.


This post has been updated to correctly state Folorunsho Coker and Adedayo Thomas’ appointments.

1 Comment

  1. Olaseni

    April 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Congrat chief Duro, you deserve the best. Hard work truly pays

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