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JUST IN: Buhari sacks NEMA DG, appoints replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja and appointed a replacement.

The new NEMA Director General is Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (Rtd).

A statement issued by the Director of Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Willie Bassey, on Saturday, said Buhari had approved the appointment of AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (Rtd.) as the new Director-General of NEMA.

“This appointment took effect from Thursday, 30th April, 2020, for an initial period of 4 years in accordance with Section 3 of the National Emergency Management Agency Act.

“The erstwhile Director General, Engr. Mustapha Y. Maihaja has been directed to handover all official matters to AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (Rtd.) immediately,” the statement said.

According to the Statement, the President thanked the out-gone Director-General for his services and charged the new appointee to serve with diligence and commitment.

 

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