Clement Isong, others appointed into boards of federal agencies

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Clement Isong as a member of the board of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to replace Mr. Thomas Olawore.

The president also confirmed and renewed the appointments of five executive officers and two executive directors of federal agencies.

Among the people whose appointments were confirmed included the deputy governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Adebisi Shonubi, part- time chairman, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Dr. Muiz Banire and secretary, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Dr. Sule Yakubu Bassi.

The appointments are contained in a statement signed on Friday by the permanent secretary, general services office, office of the secretary to the government of the federation, Mr. Olusegun A. Adekunle.

Shonubi, who was the former managing director of the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc, was named the CBN deputy governor in June with effect from October 17, 2018 for a period of five years in the first instance.

Banire’s appointment at AMCON took effect from October 17, 2018 for a period of five years in the first instance, while Bassi’s appointment at the Nigerian Diaspora Commission was with effect from October 19, 2018 for an initial period of four years.

The statement also said the president appointed Senator Abba Ali and Mohammed Sagir as members (Non- Legal Practitioners) Federal Judiciary Service Commission for an initial period of five years with effect from October 24, 2018.

Dr. Yomi Kasali was appointed director and chief executive officer of the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), Ilorin for initial term of four years with effect from October 28, 2018, while Dr Olufemi Ajayi Oladunni was confirmed director and chief executive officer of Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) Ilorin.

Clement Onyeabo Nze was named the director general, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency for an initial term of four years with effect from October 28, 2018.

David Nyikyaa is the Secretary National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission with effect from November 1, 2018.

Obinna Ogwuegbu is the Secretary Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, with effect from November 2, 2018.

Dr. Akinrinola Samuel Akintunde was named the Provost Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo; for an initial term of four years with effect from November 6, 2018 while Prof. Emmanuel Adebayo Fasakin was appointed rector for a second and final term of four years with effect from November 6, 2018.

Obadiah Simon Nkom is the new director general/chief executive officer of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office.

His appointment takes effect from January 12, 2019 and it is for an initial term of four years.

The five chief executive officers and two executive directors of federal agencies, whose appointments were confirmed and renewed, included Prof Okechukwu Ukwuoma; director general of the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) and Prof. Victor Adebayo Adetiloye, chief medical director, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.

The latter is for a second and final term of four years, with effect from September 22, 2018.

Other new appointees are Ambassador Abdul-Jalil Suleiman; director general, Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA) and Dr. Bassey Emem Abasi, chief medical director, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.

Mrs. Mojoyin-Oluwa Dekalu- Thomas and Mrs. Chinedum Olisakwe- Lawrence were appointed executive directors (liability management) and executive director (corporate services) Electricity Liability Management Company (NELMCO) respectively for an initial term of four years with effect from September 20, 2018 second and final terms of four years with effect from September 20, 2018.

The president also appointed Capt. Junaid Abdullahi as the executive secretary, Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA) with effect from September 22, 2018 for an initial period of four years.

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