Buhari Names New Heads For 13 FG Agencies


On Monday, 26th September, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointments of 13 new Chief Executives for 13 Federal Government, FG agencies.

A list of the new Chief Executives was contained in a statement by the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Bolaji Adebiyi.

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Here are the names of the appointees and the Fg agencies they are assigned to head:

1. Joseph Ari, Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

2. Dr. Isa Ibrahim, Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

3. Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Monitoring Board.

4. Aboloma Anthony, Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

5. Mamman Amadu, Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement.

6. Sharon Ikeazor, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate.

7. Princess Akodundo Gloria, National Coordinator, New Partnership for Africa’s Development.

8. Mr. Ahmed Bobboi, Executive Secretary, Petroleum Equalisation Fund.

9. Umana Okon Umana, Managing Director, Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority.

10. Sa’adiya Faruq, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

11. Usman Abubakar, Chairman, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).

12. Dr. Bello Gusau, Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).

13. Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary, National Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).

Meanwhile, the Senate on Tuesday, received the request of President Buhari for the consideration and confirmation of Justice Ejembi Eko and Justice Amina A. Augie as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The request was in accordance with Section 231 (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

After the Senate Leader, Aliyu Ndume read the Executive Communication from the Presidency, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki consequently referred the nominees to the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters for necessary actions and to report back to the Senate in two weeks.

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Justice Ejembi Eko from Benue State and Justice Amina A. Augie from Kebbi State were both Justices of the Court of Appeal.