Buhari appoints Osinbajo as the new NEMA chairman, Babachir Lawal as member

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[Abuja]–President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as the new chairman for the  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The appointment was made known on Friday, March 31, 2017, in a press statement released by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity.

“At the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is chairman, while the new Director-General is Engr. Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja.

“Other members of the NEMA Board are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Engr. David Babachir Lawal; Captain Talba Alkali, representing Ministry of Transport and Aviation; Amb. Rabiu Dagari, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr Ngozi Azadoh, Ministry of Health; Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, Ministry of Interior; Engr. Ajisegiri Benson Akinloye; Ministry of Water Resources, AVM Emmanuel Anebi; Nigerian Armed Forces; and AIG Salisu Fagge Abdullahi, Nigerian Police Force.”

Also appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) was Chief Duro Onabule, former spokesman for ex-Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.

In the same vein, Aliyu Hayatu was named as the new chairman for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), , while Buhari Auwalu and Yinka Amosun, are Zonal Directors, Kaduna and Lagos, respectively.

Under the Ministry of Information and Culture, the following agencies have new appointees: Nigerian Film Corporation, Dr Chika Maduekwe, General Manager; National Theatre and National Troupe of Nigeria, Comrade Tar Ukoh, Artistic Director; National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General; National Film and Video Censors Board, Folorunsho Coker, Director-General.

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