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Nigeria: Tinubu appoints five CEOs in the ICT sector

President Bola Tinubu has appointed new Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) for agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy.

He also reappointed some others for a new term.

Aminu Maida, previously serving as the Executive Director of Technology & Operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS), has been newly appointed as the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Again, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has been reappointed for a second term in his role.

As per a statement from his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu has named Idris Alubankudi as his Special Adviser on Technology and Digital Economy.

“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.

EVC/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Aminu Maida; MD/CEO, Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) Nkechi Egerton-Idehen; DG/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi; National Commissioner/CEO, Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) Dr. Vincent Olatunji; and 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”, the statement said.

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