The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, has reappointed Prof Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the executive vice-chairman/chief executive officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Tuesday, July 7.
The Nigerian, Senate president, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday, July 7, that the president in a letter asked the lawmakers to confirm Danbatta’s appointment.
Buhari has also appointed three officials as members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
President of the Senate Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan reads a letter from Mr President requesting for the Confirmation of appointment of Professor Umar Dambatta the Executive Vice Chairman of the governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),” a twit from the Senate read.
Meanwhile, the suspension of Adebayo Somefun, managing director of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has again raised specks of dust in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Somefun, as Globalgistng gathered, was handed immediate suspension effective from Thursday, July 2, alongside Jasper Ikedi-Azuatalam, the executive director of finance and investment, and Olukemi Nelson who is the executive director of operations.
Ngige, who claimed that the suspension was approved by President Buhari, stated that it was mandatory due to “preliminarily established prima facie infractions on the extant Financial Regulations and Procurement Act, and other acts of gross misconduct.”
But in what got Buhari’s administration enmeshed in another mess, Ngige’s action seems to have crossed the line with the position of Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, barring cabinet ministers from removing heads of agencies and parastatals they supervise.
In another report, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced a shakeup, which affected mainly top management staff on Sunday, July 5.
The corporation, however, said the redeployment was aimed at repositioning the government-owned oil firm for more efficiency, transparency, and profitability.
The spokesperson of the oil revenue-generating firm, Kennie Obateru, in a statement in Abuja, explains that the action was in tune with President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘next level’ agenda.