- The federal government has reappointed Jelani Aliyu as the director-general of the NADDC
- Aliyu's tenure as NADDC chief would end in 2025
- According to the report, Aliyu is at the forefront of making electric cars a reality in Nigeria
Jelani Aliyu, has been re-appointed as the director-general/chief executive, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This Day reports that Aliyu would remain the NADDC boss for another term of four years.
Legit.ng gathered that his reappointment was conveyed in a letter signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, dated April 7, 2021.
According to the report, Aliyu, the world-renowned auto designer, was reappointed in recognition of his innovations in the automotive industry particularly his notable contribution at General Motors in the United States.
Daily Trust also reports that he re-appointed on the recommendation of the minister of industry, trade and investment, Niyi Adebayo, according to a statement issued on Thursday, April 22, by the assistant director, NADDC, Felicia Ireneoyebolu.
Aliyu is currently at the forefront of making electric cars a reality in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari approved the appointment of Asabe Vilita Bashir as the new director-general of the National Center for Women Development (NCWD).
It was reported that the appointment was announced by the minister of women affairs, Pauline Tallen.
She obtained her first degree in Chemistry and Mathematics in 1988 from the University of Maiduguri and obtained Ph.D. in Educational Philosophy.
In another report, Buhari appointed Jumai Audi as a chairperson of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.
The president also appointed Diana Okonta (south-south) and Ya’ana Yaro (northeast) as non-executive directors of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation.
That president wrote the Senate to confirm Ebele Chima as the commissioner for the southeast, Bassey Abia as commissioner for the south-south, and Mohammed Ibraheem as commissioner for the southwest.
A statement signed by Ezrel Tabiowo, the special assistant (press) to the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, confirmed the receipt of President Buhari's request.