President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of new henchmen into eight parastatals and Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation.
Presidential Spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale revealed this in a statement issued on Thursday evening.
Titled “President Tinubu Appoints New Leadership across the Information and National Orientation Sectors,” the appointments take immediate effect.
The parastatals and Agencies include National Orientation Agency, the Nigerian Television Authority, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission, the Voice of Nigeria, the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria, the News Agency of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Press Council.
Those appointed are Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu as Director-General of the NOA, Mr. Salihu Dembos retained his office as DG of NTA, and Dr. Muhammed Bulama as DG FRCN, replacing Dr Mansir Liman.
Mr. Charles Ebuebu replaces Balarabe Illelah as Director-General of the NBC, and Mr. Jibrin Ndace as DG of the VON, replacing Osita Okechukwu.
The President also appointed Dr Lekan Fadolapo as the Director-General of ARCON, Mr. Ali Ali as DG NAN, and Mr. Dili Ezughah as Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Press Council.
The new appointees were charged by the president to “innovate and create new opportunities for Nigerians to leverage upon through the effective reform of these key institutions of government which function” to unify Nigerians, reshape mindsets, and showcase the nation to the rest of the world.