By; Bisi Adekunle
The Federal Government has disengaged the heads of the six information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture and another 20 from other federal parastatals and agencies.
According to a statement signed by SA to the Minister, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister directed the disengaged Chief Executives to hand over to the most senior officials in their various establishments.
He thanked them for their service to the nation and wished them the best of luck in their future endeavours.
The affected Chief Executives are the Directors-General of NTA, Mr Sola Omole, FRCN (Mr Ladan Salihu), VON (Mr Sam Worlu), NOA (Mr Mike Omeri), NBC (Mr Emeka Mba) and the Managing Director of NAN (Mr Ima Niboro).
Later in the day, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr David Lawal announced further disengagement of another 20
The Statement read: “The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate disengagement of the following Chief Executive Officers of the under-listed Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions”.
President Buhari also approved that the most senior officers in the Parastatals, Agencies and Councils oversee the activities of the organisations pending the appointment of substantive Chief Executive Officers.
According to the statement, President Buhari, however, thanked the affected government officials for their invaluable services to the Nation and wished them well in their future endeavours.
List of the 26 parastatals and agencies.
(i) Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
(ii) Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)
(iii) Voice of Nigeria (VON)
(iiii) News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
(v) National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
(vi) Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
(vii) New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
(viii) Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)
(ix) Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board(NCDMB)
(x) Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
(xi) Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)
(xii) National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
(xiii) Petroleum Equalization Fund
(xiiii) Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC)
(xv) Bureau of Public Procurements (BPP)
(xvi) Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)
(xvii) Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)
(xviii) Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON)
(xix) National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
(xx) Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC)
(xxi) Bank of Industry (BoI)
(xxii) National Centre for Women Development (NCWD)
(xxiii) National Orientation Agency (NOA)
(xxiiii) Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
(xxv) Nigerian Export-Import Bank
(xxvi) National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic In Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP).