Tinubu sacks NAN MD, NBC, FRCN, VON DGs, others, appoints replacements

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday sacked the heads of some government agencies under the Ministry of Information.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, announced this in a statement.

Those newly-appointed are:

(1) National Orientation Agency (NOA) — Director-General/CEO — Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu

(2) Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) — Director-General/CEO — Mr. Salihu Abdulhamid Dembos

(3) Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) — Director-General/CEO — Dr. Muhammed Bulama

(4) National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) — Director-General/CEO — Mr. Charles Ebuebu

(5) Voice of Nigeria (VON) — Director-General/CEO — Mr. Jibrin Baba Ndace

(6) Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) — Director-General/CEO — Dr. Lekan Fadolapo

(7) News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) — Managing Director/CEO — Mr. Ali Muhammed Ali

(8) Nigerian Press Council (NPC) — Executive Secretary/CEO — Mr. Dili Ezughah

According to the statement, the president tasks the newly entrusted leadership in these important sub-sectors to innovate and create new opportunities for Nigerians to leverage upon through the effective reform of these key institutions of government which function to unify our people, reshape mindsets, and showcase this great nation to the rest of the world.

The statement added that the above-listed appointments take immediate effect.