- President Muhammadu Buhari has made two vital appointments
- Sabiu Bello Abubakar and Oba Olufemi Oluniyi have been appointed as deputy commissioners for NAICOM
- The appointments will run for the initial tenure of five years
The appointment of Alhaji Sabiu Bello Abubakar and Oba Olufemi Oluniyi as the deputy commissioners for National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has been approved.
President Muhammadu Buhari gave the approval in a statement to the deputy director in the office of the commissioner for insurance, Rasaq Abdulsalam, on Monday morning, July 27.
In the letter, it was stated that Abubakar will serve as the deputy commissioner (Technical) while Oluniyi will serve as the deputy commissioner in charge of finance and administration.
The appointments take effect from Friday, July 17, 2020, and will run for the initial tenure of five years.
Earlier, it was reported that the tenure of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu as the commandant-general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been extended.
The approval for the extension was given by President Buhari on Sunday, July 19, as contained in a statement by Muhammadu's media assistant, Ekunola Gbenga.
Muhammadu's first tenure was to end on Friday, July 17, prompting insinuations that the president may give the NSCDC boss the waiver to continue the good work.
But on Friday, minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, under whom the NSCDC operates, said President Buhari is impressed by Muhammadu's commitment to the corps.
The minister said the six-month extension has been approved for Muhammadu to continue as NSCDC boss effective from July 17, 2020.
In a related report, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari has assented the appointment of Kashim Ibrahim-Imam as chairman, board of trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
Ibrahim-Imam, a well-respected politician, was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno state in the 2003 and 2007 gubernatorial elections respectively.
The news of his appointment was contained in a letter dated Thursday, May 14, directed to him by Adamu Adamu, minister of education.
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