- Basheer Mohammed was on Thursday, May 27, appointed the director-general of the NAPTIP
- Mohammed took over from Imaan Suleiman, who is now a federal commissioner in the humanitarian ministry
- The president also appointed Garba Abari as the director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA)
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Basheer Mohammed as the new director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
Legit.ng reports that a statement issued on Thursday, May 27, by Garba Shehu, a senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said that Mohammed would take over from Imaan Suleiman.
Suleiman would also take over from Mohammed as the federal commissioner for the national commission for refugees, migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.
Shehu's statement was titled: President Buhari swaps heads of agencies under humanitarian affairs ministry.
The statement read:
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the swapping of positions by two heads of agencies under the federal ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development.
“This is in order to realise and sustain the government’s abiding desire for effective and efficient service delivery in the two organisations.
“Consequently, Mrs. Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim the current Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons takes over from Sen. Basheer Garba Mohammed as the Honourable federal commissioner for the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, while Senator Mohammed becomes the new Director-General of NAPTIP."
Buhari reappoints Garba Abari as director-general of NOA
In the same vein, President Buhari has reappointed Garba Abari as the director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA).
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday, May 27, by Segun Adeyemi, a special assistant to the president (media), office of the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed.
The appointment, which took effect from May, 25, is for a final term of five years. Abari was first appointed to the position in 2016.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Ben Ayade, the governor of Cross River state, said he appointed 38,000 political aides to tackle poverty in the state.
It was reported that the governor who on Thursday, May 20, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the appointment is to afford him the “emotional and social temperature” to discharge his duties.
Governor Ayade said the primary purpose of government is the welfare and security of the people while making reference to the constitution.