- President Muhammadu Buhari made new appointments into various government agencies recently
- One of those appointed by the president was Ahmed Mustapha Habib who is now in charge of NEMA
- The ruling All Progressives Congress has joined numerous Nigerians congratulating Habib for his appointment
FCT, Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed excitement over the recent appointment of Ahmed Mustapha Habib as the new Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The appointment of Habib was announced earlier by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
Habib, a Business Administration graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, took over from Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammad (rtd).
In a congratulatory letter signed by the acting national secretary of the APC, SenatorJohn James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for considering the new appointee worthy of the position.
Excerpts of the letter seen by Legit.ng read:
“I write to convey the felicitation of the national chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, H.E (Hon) Mai Mala Buni and the entire membership of the party on your appointment as the Director-General of NEMA.
“This particular appointment is a demonstration of reward for party loyalty and recognition of selfless service to the country, attributes which clearly describe your persona.
“We trust in your capacity to acquit yourself creditably well in your new assignment.
“The party is quite appreciative of this gesture of Mr President and wishes you the very best in this endeavour.”
The new NEMA boss has extensive experience that spanned about 25 years across various sectors.
Habib was a member of the Presidential Campaign Council in 2019 and national chairman of the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups since 2015.
He is also the vice-chairman of the federal government-run state selection committee on the extended special public works programme in Jigawa state.
In a related development, President Buhari has appointed Dr Michael Akabogu as the managing director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
The president also gave approval was for the reconstitution of the NSITF management board after the outcome of a presidential joint board and audit investigation panel submitted its report to the federal government.
Similarly, President Buhari has appointed Basheer Mohammed as the new director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
According to a statement on Thursday, May 27, by Garba Shehu, a senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mohammed would take over from Imaan Suleiman as the boss of NAPTIP.