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President Tinubu Appoints New AMCON Management Team, 13 New Directors of Agencies as he Warns Against Unnecessary Bureaucracy in Civil Service

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By Uche Amunike

President Bola Tinubu has appointed a new management team for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). To replace Ahmed Kuru, who assumed office in 2015, is the new CEO, Mr Gbenga Alade.

According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, through a statement he signed, Thursday, titled: ‘President Tinubu Appoints New AMCON Management Team’, the president also appointed three other executive directors, namely Adeshola Lamidi, Aminu Ismail and Lucky Adaghe as part of the AMCON management team, pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.

The statement partly read: The President expects ‘unflagging dedication, professionalism, and dutifulness from the new appointees so as to ensure that the operations of AMCON are more efficient, transparent, and in consonance with his determination to sanitize the nation’s financial system to maximise value and enhance investor confidence in the Nigerian economy.’

The statement also disclosed that President Tinubu also approved the appointment of 10 new executive heads of agencies that cut across the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited, the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Galaxy Backbone Limited.

At the Nigerian Communications Satellite, he listed Abiodun Attah as Executive Director, Technical Services; Aisha Abdullahi as Executive Director, Finance and Administration and Jaiyeola Awokoya as Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development.

President Tinubu also named the Managing Director/CEO, Galaxies Backbone Limited as Ibrahim Adeyanju. He also appointed three other executive directors besides him. They are Mohammed Ibrahim, Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Services; Olumbe Akinkugbe, Executive Director, Digital Exploration and Technical Services, as well as Olusegun Olulade, Executive Director, Customer Centricity and Marketing.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, on its part, had Abraham Oshadami appointed as Executive Commissioner, Technical Services; Opeyemi Dele-Ajayi, listed as President/ CEO, Digital Bridge Institute and Rimini Makama appointed Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management.

According to Ngelale, by reconstituting the management teams of these agencies, President Bola Tinubu expects the new appointees to deliver excellent services that will elevate the impact of the digital economy sector on the socio-economic development of the nation.

Meanwhile, in another development, President Tinubu has warned that unnecessary bureaucracy will not be tolerated especially as it concerns programs that target vulnerable citizens.

Speaking, Thursday, during a meeting with delegates, he stated that policies that impact the welfare of Nigerians and the economy must be treated with the urgency, diligence and the strong sense of duty it deserves.

He called on senior civil servants to rededicate themselves to their duties and strive to improve the lives of Nigerians by treating with urgency, the matters that concern the welfare of citizens.

His words: ‘Before the next meeting, I want to see progress in the civil service. I have been sending people to check the level of work that gets done. Service to the nation is extremely important. We had to change the narrative on Nigeria.’

‘You and I can change the perception about Africa, not just Nigeria. We might not get it 100% right, but if we are focused, I think we can totally change and reshape the trajectory of our country in the right direction’, he averred.

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