Bola Tinubu, responding to public outcry, has revoked the appointment of 24-year-old Engr. Imam Kashim Imam as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson, confirmed this development in a statement released on Thursday, October 19.
Imam’s appointment, which was announced on Friday, October 13, had raised concerns among the public due to perceived lack of experience for the role.
In light of the reactions, Ngelale announced the immediate withdrawal of Imam’s nomination.
While the presidency did not provide a reason for the decision, Ngelale clarified that all other appointments to the Board and Executive Management team of FERMA remain unaffected.
The statement issued read, “President Bola Tinubu has directed the withdrawal of the nomination of Engr. Imam Kashim Imam to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
“The President’s withdrawal of the above-mentioned nomination is directed with immediate effect.
“All other appointments to the Board and Executive Management team of FERMA are not affected by this directive.”