•Prof. Garba Umar Danbatta
ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – President Bola Tinubu has removed Prof Garba Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer of the Niger Communications Commission (NCC).
According to a statement issued by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, on Wednesday, the president has appointed as replacement Alhaji Aminu Maida.
In addition, Tinubu approved the appointment of fresh and returning chief executives to fresh terms in office across multiple agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy.
Apart from Maida as EVC/CEO of NCC, the others are:
•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
•Postmaster General/CEO, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) — Tola Odeyemi
The statement further said: “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.”