President Bola Tinubu has withdrawn the nomination of 24-year-old Imam Kashim, he recently appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
The president’s decision was contained in a statement issued on Thursday evening by his Spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.
The statement was titled “President Tinubu directs withdrawal of FERMA chairmanship nomination.”
Recall that last Friday, the President reconstituted the Governing Board and Management team of FERMA for a renewable term of four years.
He appointed as Board Chairman Imam, son of Borno-born politician Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, who ran for the Office of Governor of his State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2003 and 2007, losing both times to the All Nigeria Peoples Party’s Ali Modu Sheriff.
The withdrawal may not be unconnected to a barrage of criticism by Nigerians that greeted Imam’s nomination on social media.
They argued that though the nominee is a first-class graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Brighton University in the UK, he posses no prior work experience.
The withdrawal of the nomination is with immediate effect.
“All other appointments to the Board and Executive Management team of FERMA are not affected by this directive,” the statement read.