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Breaking: Tinubu makes fresh appointments

President Bola Tinubu has made new five appointments of Chief Executives for some of the agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, on Wednesday.

Those appointed are Aminu Maida, who had been the Executive Director of technology and operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS), now appointed the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC)/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, was reappointed for a second term in office.

According to a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu also appointed Idris Alubankudi as his Special Adviser on Technology and Digital Economy.

The statement said: “President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of new and returning Chief Executives to fresh terms in the 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.”

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