President Muhammadu Buhari has announced four new appointments in some agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
Three of the new appointments are for the second term of four years, a statement released by the presidency and seen by Legit.ng on Friday, April 30, indicates.
The appointments list below:
1. Otunba Segun Runsewe
Otunba Segun Runsewe is re-appointed for a second term of four years as the director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC).
2. Folorunso Coker
Folorunso Coker is reappointed as the director-general of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC).
3. Alhaji Adedayo Thomas
Alhaji Adedayo Thomas is reappointed as the executive director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).
4. Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed
President Buhari also approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed as the Chief Executive Officer/Artistic Director of the National Troupe of Nigeria.
Alhaji Ahmed was until his appointment, the director of culture in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Bauchi state.
In another related development, the appointment of 18 new justices for the Court of Appeal has been approved by President Buhari.
Legit.ng gathered that this is sequel to the recommendation the Chief Justice of Nigeria and chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad gave to the Nigerian leader back in March.
Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the chief of staff to the president, conveyed Buhari's approval in a letter to the CJN.
Similarly, President Buhari has requested the Senate to consider and approve Justice Salisu Garba for appointment as the acting chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory high court.
The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor during plenary on Tuesday, April 20.
Legit.ng gathered that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, had in January 2021, sworn in Justice Garba as acting CJ of FCT high court.
In other news, following the controversy that has trailed various appointments made by President Buhari, the presidency recently responded, saying the positions were not in the favour of northerners.
Legit.ng reports that the presidency was reacting to the fears expressed in some quarters that Buhari's appointments are skewed to favour the north.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Monday, February 1, refuted claims during an appearance on AriseTV. He claimed that many Nigerians have a wrong perception of the appointments made by the Buhari-led administration.