Nigerian President ;Buhari sacks heads of education agencies

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President Muhammdu Buhari has sacked about 17 heads of different education agencies – About 17 new chiefs have been approved by the president – Four heads of parastatals under the ministry were retained as others were axed President Muhammadu Buhari has fired about 17 chief executives of agencies in the educational sector. . Premium Times reports that the new appointees are

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Abubakar Rasheed (National Universities Commission);

Lilian Salami (Nigerian Institute For Educational Planning and Administration); Hameed Boboyi (Universal Basic Education Board);

Lanre Aina (National Library of Nigeria);

Charles Uwakwe (National Examinations Council);

Abba Haladu (National Commission For Mass Literacy, Adult And Non-Formal Education);

Bashir Usman (Nomadic Education Commission); and

Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe (National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB).


Others are: Sunday Ajiboye (Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria);

Afolabi Aderinto (Computer Registration Council of Nigeria);

Bappah Aliyu (National Commission For Colleges of Education);

Abdullahi Bichi Baffa (Tertiary Education Tax Fund);

Garba Dahuwa Azare (National Teachers Institute);

and Michael Afolabi (Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria).

Also appointed are Steven Ejugwu Onah (National Mathematical Centre, Sheda); Ishaq Oloyede (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board);


Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche (National Institute of Nigerian Languages).

A statement by a deputy director in the ministry, Benjamim Goong, said the new chief executives had been invited to meet with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday, August 2. Mr Goong also said four heads of parastatals under the ministry were retained. They are :

Samaila Junaidu of Nigeria Educational Research & Development Council;

Raaufu Adebisi of Nigerian French Language Village Badagry;

Mas’ud A. Kazaure of National Board For Technical Education;

and Muhammad Mu’az of National Arabic Language Village, Maiduguri, Borno state.

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