President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of new Board Chairmen and members for parastatals under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
According to a statement issued on Monday evening, Prof. Adeolu Akande, who used to be the Board Chairman of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), was apponted as chairman of the board of Commissioners of theNigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The full appointments, some of which are subject to Senate confirmation, are as follows:
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)
Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar replaces Architect Yusuf Kazaure
5. The Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat)
(a) Architect Yusuf Kazaure replaces Chief Dr George Nnadubem Moghalu as Board Chairman
(b) Dr Najeem Salam replaces Hon. Samson Osagie as Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development
(c) Professor Abdu Ja’afaru Bambale replaces Kazeem Kolawole Raji as Executive Director, Technical Services
(d) Hadi Mohammed replaces Mohammed Lema Abubakar as Executive Director, Administration.