MallamYusuf Kazaure is the new chairman of the Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) as President Muhammadu Buhari made new appointments in parastatals under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. Kazaure will assume his new position as his term as CEO/MD of Galaxy Backbone Limited (GBB) ends. He replaces Chief Dr George Nnadubem Moghalu as board chairman at the government’s owned satellite company.
A statement issued by the president’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in Abuja this week, said the new appointments are designed to fast-track the targets and mandate of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
Prof. Adeolu Akande is now the new Chairman of Nigerians Communications Commission (NCC) Board of Commissioners. He replaces Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye who has held the office in the last four years. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
The new Postmaster General/CEO of Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) is Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi. He takes over from Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi.
Dr Abubakar Sa’id replaces Prof. Adeolu Akande as Board Chairman of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Samson Osagie’s sack is fallout of Edo politics?
Dr Najeem Salam replaces Hon. Samson Osagie as Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development at NigComSat – a development some political watchers have attributed to the struggles in Edo State between the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor who is also the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Osagie is from Edo State, and a former member of the House of Representatives before his appointment into NigComSat about four years ago. Many trending social posts are alluding Osagie’s sack to the raging battle in his home state.
Full list of appointments
1. Nigerians Communications Commission (NCC)
(a) Prof. Adeolu Akande (South West) replaces Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) as Chairman, Board of Commissioners – subject to Senate confirmation
(b) Mr Uche Onwude (South East) replaces Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume (South East) as Non-Executive Commissioner – subject to Senate confirmation.
2. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
(a) Dr Abubakar Sa’id replaces Prof. Adeolu Akande as Board Chairman
(b) Dr Habibu Ahmed Imam (North West) replaces Dr Lawal Bello Moriki
(c) Dr Mohammed Sa’idu Kumo as Board Member
3. The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST)
Dr Ismail Adebayo Adewusi (South West) replaces Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi
(South West) as Postmaster General/CEO
5. Galaxy Backbone Limited (GBB)
Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar replaces Architect Yusuf Kazaure
5. The Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat)
(a) Architect Yusuf Kazaure replaces Chief Dr George Nnadubem Moghalu as Board Chairman
(b) Dr Najeem Salam replaces Hon. Samson Osagie as Executive
Director, Marketing and Business Development
(c) Professor Abdu Ja’afaru Bambale replaces Kazeem Kolawole Raji as
Executive Director, Technical Services
(d) Hadi Mohammed replaces Mohammed Lema Abubakar as Executive Director, Administration