Nigeria: Buhari Replaces Head of Agencies Appointed Ministers

21 August 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved replacements for heads of Federal Government agencies that were recently appointed as ministers.

A presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu in a statement said Sen. Basheer Garba Mohammed has been appointed Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. He replaces Sadiya Umar Farouk.

Dr. Chioma Ejikeme has been appointed Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, replacing Sharon O. Ikeazor, while Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi is now Director General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency, replacing Isa Pantami.

For Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management) Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), President Buhari has forwarded Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu's name to the Senate for confirmation as replacement for Sunday Akin Dare.

The appointments take immediate effect.

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