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New governing boards constituted for federal agencies

22 October 2013, 16:16

Abuja - The Federal Government on Monday approved the composition and appointments of new chairmen and governing boards of twenty federal agencies.

This is contained in a statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim.

According to the statement signed by Anyim, Maj-Gen. Barau Said is to serve as the board chairman of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.

Abisola Clerk is to chair the National Ear Hospital, Kaduna, while Mrs Josephine Elechi will head the board of the National Obstetrics Fistula Centre, Abakaliki.

Ahmadu Ali, former PDP National Chairman, is the new chairman of the National Universities’ Commission board, while Third Republic Senate President, Sen. Ameh Ebute, is to head the National Open University.

The National Board for Technical Education is to be chaired by Yejide Ogundipe, while former military administrator of Bauchi State, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, heads the Federal Polytechnic, Bida.

The Federal Polytechnic, Bali, now has Pastor Yusuf Alfa as its board chairman, while Onyeama Okoroafor takes charge of the Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure, as its new board chairman.

Dr Christian Odukwe is now the board chairman of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, while Bekeakpo Etifa heads the Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, as its new board chairman.

Bala Ka’oje is to chair the board of the Federal College of Education, Gusau, while Dr Herbert Orji is to chair the board of the National Broadcasting Commission.

The Nigerian Press Council now has Yinka Akintola as board chairman, while John Ikemefuna is to chair the board of the National Centre for Metallurgical Development.

The West African Examinations Council has Prof. Tunde Adeniran as board chairman, while Prof. Greg Iwu is Chairman of the board of Teachers’ Registration Council.

Prof. Nelson Branbayefa is the chairman of the new board of the National Council for Arts and Culture, while Mrs Becky Ketebu-Igwe is to chair the board of the National Council for Women Development.

"The dates for the formal inauguration of the governing boards will be announced in due course by the supervising authorities and honourable ministers,’’ the statement read.

-  NAN


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