JUST IN: Tinubu Appoints New Heads of 2 Federal Agencies, Details Emerge

JUST IN: Tinubu Appoints New Heads of 2 Federal Agencies, Details Emerge

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the leadership change of two federal agencies
  • Tinubu appointed Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, an ally of Nyesom Wike, and Dr. Adedeji Ashiru as MD and CEO, respectively, of two top firms
  • Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, confirmed this development in a statement on Wednesday

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State House, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu approved the appointment of Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke as the director-general/chief executive officer of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on Wednesday, May 22.

Woke was the chief of staff to Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), when he was governor of Rivers state.

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Tinubu gives a fresh appointment to Woke, an ally of the FCT minister Wike. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS
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This was contained in a statement issued by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, on Wednesday.

Tinubu appoints Ashiru CEO of OORBDA

According to the statement, the president also appointed Dr Adedeji Ashiru as the managing director/chief executive officer of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA).

Both men have served in various capacities before their recent appointments.

Dada Olusegun, special assistant to the president on social media, shared the statement on his X page on Wednesday.

The statement read:

"The president expects the new Chief Executive Officers to deploy their competencies to these critical agencies for sustainable gains and turnaround while maintaining utmost transparency in their operations."

Tinubu sacks Wike's ally

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Tinubu removed Chukwuemeka Woke as the MD of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority. This came after heavy criticism from some notable personalities within the APC and the polity. Many Nigerians noted that he was not from the southwest region.

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In a statement on Wednesday, May 22, Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesman, announced that Woke had been replaced with Dr. Adedeji Ashiru.

“Dr. Ashiru holds a Doctorate degree in Engineering from the Common Wealth University, UK, and has led a consortium of blue-chip companies, in addition to earning many stripes in his professional endeavour," Ngelale stated.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

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