Days After Sacking Ministers, President Buhari Makes 3 New Appointments
Days after sacking two ministers from his cabinet, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of three new chief executives for some agencies under the federal ministry of education.
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The Punch reported that the new appointments in the education ministry were disclosed by a spokesperson for the ministry, Bem Goong, in a statement on Wednesday, September 8.
He listed the new appointees as:
1. Prof Akpama Ibar as Executive Secretary, National Commission For Mass Literacy, Adult And Non-Formal Education
2. Prof Chinwe Anunobi, Director/Chief Executive Officer, National Library
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3. Prof Musa Maitafsir as Director/CEO, National Teachers Institute
The spokesperson stated that all the three appointments took effect from September 2 and would each be for an initial tenure of five years.
Goong said the president also approved the reappointment of the registrar/chief executive officer, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, for a second and final tenure of five years, with effect from August 1, Premium Times reported.
Sacked Minister of Power Mamman Breaks Silence, Says He Remains Loyal to Buhari
Meanwhile, Sale Mamman, the sacked former minister of power, has said that his removal would not stop his support for President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
Channels TV reported that he made the declaration on Thursday, September 2, in a statement, a day after he was relieved of his duty as a minister by the president.
Despite the development, Mamman said he remained committed to the agenda of President Buhari for Nigeria.
In another news, Nigeria's new minister of power, Engineer Abubakar Aliyu on Monday, September 6, told Nigerians that he is not a magician as he is in the electricity sector to add value to what is being done, The Guardian reported.
Aliyu who made the disclosure while resuming his official duties in Abuja noted that citizens should not expect magic in the provision of adequate power supply.
The 55-year-old who is taking over from Mamman as the minister of power said he is not coming to perform magic in the sector, The Cable added.
Drama As Nigerian Senator Appoints 18 Special Assistants in One Day
Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Sokoto North senatorial district at the upper legislative chamber, Abuja, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has appointed new special assistants.
PM News reported that Wamakko, who was a former governor of the state, said that the special assistants were appointed in order to facilitate the delivery of dividends of democracy to his constituents.
He said that the new appointments were also aimed at further reducing unemployment in the state.