President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday appointed five new Chief Executive Officers across multiple agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovations, and Digital Economy with immediate effect.
The President made this known through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, titled, ‘President Tinubu appoints new leadership across the communications, innovation, and digital economy sectors.’
He listed the new CEOs as Aminu Maida, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission; Nkechi Egerton-Idehen as Managing Director of the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited; Kashifu Abdullahi as Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency; Dr. Vincent Olatunji as National Commissioner of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission and Tola Odeyemi as Postmaster General, Nigerian Postal Service.
However, the DG of NiTDA, Abdullahi, was reappointed for a second term in office.
Tinubu also approved the appointment of a new Special Adviser on Technology and Digital Economy, Idris Alubankudi.
Alubankudi’s appointment is meant to “maximally leverage Nigeria’s proven technological and digital economic prowess to reposition the nation’s economy toward greater financial inclusion,” Ngelale wrote.