President Buhari gives key appointment to southeast governor’s brother
- President Buhari has appointed Tijjani Kaura as the managing director of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority
- The Nigerian leader also appointed Augustine Umahi as Secretary, Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission
- Capt. Junaid Abdullahi was also appointed as the Executive Secretary, Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA)
State House, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of three people into three government agencies as executive officers.
Willie Bassey, the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, July 27, in Abuja, Daily Trust reported.
The appointees are Tijjani Kaura, Managing Director, Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority who is to serve for an initial three years term with effect from Monday, July 18.
Augustine Umahi is to serve as Secretary, Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, for an initial term of four years with effect from July 6.
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According to the statement, Buhari also approved the renewal of the appointment of Capt. Junaid Abdullahi as the Executive Secretary, Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA), for a final term of four years with effect from Sept. 22.
“The president congratulates all the appointees and urged them to bring their wealth of experience to bear on their appointments,” the statement said.
Buhari appoints former lawmaker to take up senior aide’s position
In another related development, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Nasir Ila as a new senior special assistant on national assembly matters (House of Representatives).
Ila will replace Umar El-Yakub, who was recently appointed minister. The new appointee is a chartered accountant and former member of the House of Representatives between 2011 and 2015.
His appointment was announced in a statement by Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, July 24.
Nigerian Ports Authority boss congratulates Buhari’s new ministerial appointees
Meanwhile, following the recent appointments and cabinet reshuffle by President Muhammadu Buhari, the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Koko has congratulated two ministerial appointees.
In a tweet shared on his personal Twitter page, Koko described the appointment of Muazu Jaji Sambo as the minister of transportation and Ademola Adewole Adegoroye as the junior minister of the same ministry as something worth celebrating.
Koko, in his congratulatory message, said that the duo’s wealth of experience and track record will boost the efforts to improve efficiency and advance the frontiers of trade facilitation for Nigeria.