Tinubu fires NCC, NIPOST, NIGCOMSAT’s bosses, names replacements
President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday sacked the Chief Executive Officers of three agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovations, and Digital Economy with immediate effect.
The affected CEOs include the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Umar Garba Danbatta; the Nigerian Postal Service’s Sunday Adepoju; and Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited’s Tukur Funtua.
The President made this known through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.
He listed the new CEOs as Aminu Maida, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of NCC; Nkechi Egerton-Idehen as Managing Director of the NIGCOMSAT; and Tola Odeyemi as Postmaster General of NIPOST.
However, the duo of Kashifu Abdullahi and Vincent Olatunji were reappointed as Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency and the National Commissioner of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission, respectively.
Tinubu also approved the appointment of a new Special Adviser on Technology and Digital Economy, Idris Alubankudi.
According to Ngelale, “Alubankudi’s appointment is meant to maximally leverage Nigeria’s proven technological and digital economic prowess to reposition the nation’s economy toward greater financial inclusion.”