Buhari Appoints CEOs for NAN, APCON, National Theatre, Others

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Muhammadu Buhari

Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of Chief Executive Officers for News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), National Theatre, Lagos, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), and six other agencies under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

The letter approving the appointments was conveyed last Tuesday to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

According to the letter, Mr. Buki Ponle was appointed the managing director of NAN; Mr. Ado Mohammed Yahuza was appointed the executive secretary/CEO of NICO, while Mr. Olalekan Fadolapo was named the registrar/CEO of APCON.

Other appointments are Mr. Nura Sani Kangiwa, the director-general, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism; Prof. Sunday Enessi Ododo, general manager/CEO, National Theatre; Mr. Francis Ndubuisi Nwosu, the executive secretary, Nigerian Press Council; Mr. Ebeten William Ivara, director-general, National Gallery of Arts; Prof. Aba Isa Tijjani, director-general, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, and Mrs. Oluwabunmi Ayobami Amao, director-deneral, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization.

According to the statement signed by the Special Assistant to the President (Media) Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi, the appointments will take effect from September 1, 2020.