Ministry Of Communication And Digital Economy: Buhari Approves 11 Appointees

David Ugbabe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday confirmed the appointees in the parastatals under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

In a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman in Abuja, he said the appointments were meant to fast-track the targets and mandate of the ministry.

The appointments secure them various positions in the various parastatals which include, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), Galaxy Backbone Limited (GBB), Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat).

The appointments are listed below:

1. Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

(a) Prof Adeolu Akande (South West) replaces Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) as Chairman, Board of Commissioners subject to Senate confirmation.

(b) Mr Uche Onwude (South East) replaces Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume (South East) as Non-Executive Commissioner subject to Senate confirmation.

2. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

(a) Dr Abubakar Sa’id replaces Prof Adeolu Akande as Board Chairman.

(b) Dr Habibu Ahmed Imam (North West) replaces Dr Lawal Bello Moriki

(North West)

(c) Dr Mohammed Sa’idu Kumo as Board Member

3. The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST)

Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi (South West) replaces Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi (South West) as Postmaster General/CEO.

4. Galaxy Backbone Limited (GBB)

Prof Muhammed Bello Abubakar replaces Architect Yusuf Kazaure

5. The Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat)

(a) Architect Yusuf Kazaure replaces Dr George Nnadubem Moghalu as Board Chairman.

(b) Dr Najeem Salam replaces Hon. Samson Osagie as Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development.

(c) Prof Abdu Ja’afaru Bambale replaces Kazeem Kolawole Raji as Executive Director, Technical Services.

(d) Hadi Mohammed replaces Mohammed Lema Abubaka

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