Tinubu Appoints Rivers PDP Chairman Desmond Akawor as RMAFC Commissioner

Tinubu Appoints Rivers PDP Chairman Desmond Akawor as RMAFC Commissioner

  • President Bola Tinubu has approved Ambassador Desmond Akawor as the nominee for the position of Federal Commissioner at the RMAFC
  • The confirmation is subject to the approval of the Senate, Ajuri Ngelale confirmed in a statement issued on Thursday, November 23
  • Akawor is the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike's ally who worked for his re-election in 2019 in Rivers state

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

State House, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has confirmed the appointment of Ambassador Desmond Akawor.

Senate, Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale, Ambassador Desmond Akawor
Appointment of Desmond Akawor as RMAFC federal commissioner approved by President Tinubu on Thursday, Novemebr 23. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Ambassador Desmond Akawor
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Tinubu appoints Wike's ally in Rivers as commissioner

The president appointed Akawor on Thursday, November 23, to serve as a federal commissioner of the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), pending the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate.

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This was made known in a statement signed by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president, media & publicity, via X page (formerly Twitter).

According to the statement, the new RMAFC Federal Commissioner, who represents Rivers state, is being appointed following the tragic demise of the immediate past RMAFC Federal Commissioner from Rivers state, Hon. Asondu Wenah Temple earlier this month.

Akawor was Wike's ally who worked for his reelection in 2019

Prior to his appointment, Akawor was the Director General of the PDP Campaign Council for the now minister of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Nyesom Wike’s re-election in 2019.

He was appointed the chairman of the PDP in Rivers state in 2020.

Ambassador Akawor is a decorated public servant who has served the nation as Nigeria's Ambassador to South Korea; Minister of State of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT); Sole Administrator of the Greater Port Harcourt Development Authority; CEO, Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority, and Executive Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (Engineering & Technical Services).

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"The President tasks the new Federal Commissioner to deploy his robust experience across tiers of government toward the comprehensive reformation of processes that will ensure the most efficient and productive utilization of allocations to all three tiers of government in Nigeria," the statement noted.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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