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Tinubu makes fresh appointments in NITDA, NIPOST, others

President Bola Tinubu has appointed new heads for the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST).

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President Bola Tinubu has appointed new heads for the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST).

The special adviser to the President on Media, Ajuri Ngelale in a statement said NCC boss, Umar Danbatta, the postmaster general of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) and the CEO of Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited (NigComSat) were removed.

The President named Nkechi Egerton-Idehen as the MD/CEO of NIGCOMSAT to take over from Tukur Mohammed Lawal.

Tola Odeyemi was also named as the postmaster general/CEO of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to replace Sunday Adepoju.

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi as the DG / CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and  Dr. Vincent Olatunji as the National Commissioner / CEO, Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC).

The full statement:

PRESIDENT TINUBU APPOINTS NEW LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE COMMUNICATIONS, INNOVATION, AND DIGITAL ECONOMY SECTORS

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of new and returning Chief Executives to fresh terms in office across multiple agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy:

(1) EVC / CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) — Aminu Maida

(2) MD / CEO, Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) — Nkechi Egerton-Idehen

(3) DG / CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) — Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

(4) National Commissioner / CEO, Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) — Dr. Vincent Olatunji

(5) Postmaster General / CEO, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) — Tola Odeyemi

Furthermore, in line with President Bola Tinubu’s determination to maximally leverage on Nigeria’s proven technological and digital economic prowess to reposition the nation’s economy toward greater financial inclusion, the President has approved the appointment of a new Special Adviser to the President.

Special Adviser to the President on Technology and Digital Economy — Idris Alubankudi.

By this directive of the President, the above-mentioned appointments take immediate effect.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

October 11, 2023

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