Apparently following public outcry over the appointment of Engr. Imam Kashim Imam as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), President Bola Tinubu has withdrawn the nomination.
In his mid-20s, many have questioned what experience Imam is bringing to bear, having just served under the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) last year.
He is said to be the son of Mutawalli Kashim Ibrahim-Imam the current Chairman of TETFUND .
The Presidency’s statement withdrawing the nomination of Imam says it is with immediate effect, but other appointments to the Board and Executive Management team of FERMA are unaffected by the directive.
Meanwhile, the President has approved the appointment of eight (8) new Chief Executive Officers for Parastatals and Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation. They are as follows:
(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
“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.
“By these directives of the President, the above listed appointments take immediate effect,” a statement by his spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, said.