- Not even President Buhari's absence in Nigeria can stop him from carrying out his presidential functions
- The president on Tuesday, May 18, approved appointments in NDE and NILS
- While the NDE is now to be headed by Nuhu Fikpo, NILS has Issa Aremu as its new director
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The appointment of Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo as the substantive director-general of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, May 18.
Moreover, President Buhari approved the appointment of Issa Aremu as the director of the National Institute for Labour Studies (NILS).
Aremu is known to be a prominent trade unionist who has maintained an impressive rise through the ranks in the Nigerian trade union hierarchy.
Both appointments, expected to span four years, are to take effect immediately.
Meanwhile, the president had 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, swore in Justice Garba as acting CJ of FCT high court.
This was a sequel to the retirement of Justice Ishaq Bello as CJ of the FCT high court.
Garba hails from Malumfashi local government area of Katsina state. He was called to bar in 1984 and completed his National Youth Service Corps in 1985. He became the chief registrar of the FCT High Court in 1997.
In another post by Legit.ng, Buhari approved the appointment of Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).
The director, information, in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Willie Bassey, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 18, in Abuja, said the appointment is with effect from March 10, 2021.