Tinubu Appoints Heads Of Information Parastatals; Ali M. Ali Heads NAN

Osita Okechukwu Replaced At VON

President Bola Tinubu has appointed new heads for parastatals in the Federal Government’s Information and National Orientation Sector. In all, eight new helmsmen were announced in the changes that were announced on Thursday.

Among the new appointees is Alhaji Ali M. Ali who is the new Managing Director for the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

A former Deputy President of the Nigerian Guild of Ali was a member of Media Team in the campaign organization of the President.

Also, a former Media Adviser to the Niger State Governor, Mr. Jibrin Baba Ndace was appointed to replace Mr. Osita Okechukwu as Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria.

The statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, is reproduced below.



President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of eight (8) new Chief Executive Officers for Parastatals and Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation:

(1) National Orientation Agency (NOA) — Director-General / CEO — Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu

(2) Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) — Director-General / CEO — Mr. Salihu Abdulhamid Dembos

(3) Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) — Director-General / CEO — Dr. Muhammed Bulama

(4) National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) — Director-General / CEO — Mr. Charles Ebuebu

(5) Voice of Nigeria (VON) — Director-General / CEO — Mr. Jibrin Baba Ndace

(6) Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) — Director-General / CEO — Dr. Lekan Fadolapo

(7) News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) — Managing Director / CEO — Mr. Ali Muhammed Ali

(8) Nigerian Press Council (NPC) — Executive Secretary / CEO — Mr. Dili Ezughah

The President tasks the newly entrusted leadership in these important sub-sectors to innovate and create new opportunities for Nigerians to leverage upon through the effective reform of these key institutions of government which function to unify our people, reshape mindsets, and showcase this great nation to the rest of the world.

By these directives of the President, the above listed appointments take immediate effect.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

October 19, 2023

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