Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Buhari Appoints 17 New Education Ministry Parastatal Heads

President Muhammadu Buhari monday, in a full swoop, terminated the appointments of 17 chief executives of agencies, parastatals and departments in the Federal Ministry of Education.
The president immediately appointed 17 new heads to oversee the affairs of the affected agencies.

In a statement by the Ministry of Education Deputy Director on Press, Benjamin Goong, the ministry said: “The President, Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 17 new chief executives of parastatals and agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education with effect from Monday, August 1, 2016
“The agencies and parastatals together with their approved new chief executives are: National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed; Nigerian Institute For Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Prof. Mrs. Lilian Salami; Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC), Dr. Hameed Bobboyi; National Library of Nigeria (NLN), Prof. Lanre O. Aina; National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Charles Uwakwe; National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult And Non-Formal Education (NCMLA&NE), Prof. Abba Haladu; Nomadic Education Commission (NEC), Prof. Bashir H. Usman; and National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe.”

Others include the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Sunday Josiah Ajiboye; Computer Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Afolabi N. Aderinto; National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof. Bappah Aliyu; Tertiary Education Tax Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa; National Teachers Institute (NTI), Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare; Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), Prof. Michael Afolabi; National Mathematical Centre, Sheda (NMC), Prof. Steven Ejugwu Onah; Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Olarenwaju Oloyode; and National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Prof. Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche.

The ministry added that “Mr. President has also approved that the following four chief executives to be retained in their respective agencies, Prof. Samaila Junaidu, Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC); Prof. Raauf Adebisi, Nigerian French Language Village Badagry (NFLV); Dr Mas’ud A. Kazaure, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE); and Prof Muhammad Mu’az of the National Arabic Language Village, Maiduguri, Borno State (NALV).”

The statement also directed that “the 17 new chief executives are invited to the office of the Minister of Education on August 02, 2016 by 12:00 noon.”

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