On October 11th, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu made a significant decision by approving the appointment of new leaders in the communications, innovation, and digital economy sectors in Nigeria.
The official spokesperson for President Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale, issued a statement confirming the appointment of both new and returning Chief Executives to serve fresh terms in office across several agencies.
These appointments fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy.
Aminu Maida has been appointed as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), while Nkechi Egerton-Idehen assumes the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT).
In addition, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi will take on the position of Director-General and Chief Executive Officer (DG/CEO) of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and Dr. Vincent Olatunji has been appointed as the National Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer (NC/CEO) of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC).
The new Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer (PMG/CEO) of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) will be Tola Odeyemi.
Ngelale highlighted President Tinubu’s determination to leverage Nigeria’s technological and digital economic prowess to advance the nation’s economy and enhance financial inclusion. As a result, the President has also appointed Idris Alubankudi as his Special Adviser on Technology and Digital Economy.
These appointments, as directed by the President, will take immediate effect.