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Buhari Fires Another 20 Heads Of Federal Parastatals, Agencies


The Presidency has announced the removal of 20 more heads of federal parastatals, agencies and commissions.
The list announced by the Presidency was an addition to the six chief executives of agencies under the Ministry of Information and Culture, who were sacked earlier today.
A statement by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir David Lawal, said the disengagement of the heads of the parastatals, agencies and commissions was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The affected parastatals are as follows:
(i) Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
(ii) Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)
(iii) Voice of Nigeria (VON)
(iv) News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
(v) National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
(vi) Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
(vii) New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
(viii) Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)
(ix) Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board(NCDMB)
(x) Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
(xi) Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)
(xii) National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
(xiii) Petroleum Equalization Fund
(xiiii) Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC)
(xv) Bureau of Public Procurements (BPP)
(xvi) Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)
(xvii) Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)
(xviii) Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON)
(xix) National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
(xx) Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC)
(xxi) Bank of Industry (BoI)
(xxii) National Centre for Women Development (NCWD)
(xxiii) National Orientation Agency (NOA)
(xxiiii) Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
(xxv) Nigerian Export-Import Bank
(xxvi) National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic In Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP)
The SGF further said President Buhari has also approved that the most senior officers in the aforementioned parastatals, agencies and councils oversee the activities of the organizations pending the appointment of substantive Chief Executive Officers.
The statement conveyed the president’s appreciation to the disengaged chief executives for their ‘invaluable services to the Nation and wishes them well in their future endeavours”.