18 July 2012

Nigeria: FCT Minister Reconstitutes Boards, Appoints Chief of Staff

The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has approved the reconstitution of Boards of Agencies and Parastatals under the FCT administration.

With this approval, Austine A. Opara will chair the new board of the Abuja Investment Company Limited, while Engineer Adamu Ismaila, the Executive Secretary of FCDA will chair the board of Abuja Investment and Infrastructure Centre.

A statement by the minister's spokesman Muhammad Hazat Sule said the boards of the Abuja Broadcasting Corporation; Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and FCT Water Board would be chaired by Mr. Dennis Sammy and Fiberesima Iyoyo and Alhaji Alhassan Gwagwa respectively.

The boards of the FCT Universal Basic Education Board, FCT Secondary Education Board, Area Council Service Commission and FCT Primary Health Care Development Board would be chaired by Umar Barau Ningi; Hon. Maroof Akinwande; Ambassador Adamu Aliyu and Yusuf Lamido Tambuwal respectively.

Mr. Emeziem Alexander will chair the FCT Scholarship Board, while Johnson E. Ameh is the new chairman of the Abuja Property Development Company. The new boards will be inaugurated later this week. Also yesterday, the minister approved the appointment of Mallam Ya'u Mohammed Gital as his new Chief of Staff. Gital replaces Alhaji Musa Yashi, who resigned his appointment early July on health grounds.

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