Buhari appoints Amosun’s ally to replace Sunday Dare at NCC


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed replacements for Sunday Dare, Sharon Ikeazor, and other heads of government agencies recently listed as ministers.

According to a statement signed by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu was appointed to replace Dare at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Adewolu is a member of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), a party employed by former governor Ibikunle Amosun, to rival the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state at the governorship poll.

“Sen. Basheer Garba Mohammed has been appointed Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. He replaces Sadiya Umar Farouk,” the statement read.

“Dr. Chioma Ejikeme has been appointed Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, replacing Sharon O. Ikeazor, while Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi is now Director General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency.

“For Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management) Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), President Buhari has forwarded Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu’s name to the Senate for confirmation as replacement for Sunday Akin Dare.”

The appointments take effect, immediately.

Amosun’s APM lost the guber poll to Dapo Abiodun of the APC.

Adewolu was special assistant to former senate president Ken Nnamani, on legal and legislative matters (2005-2007) and commissioner in Amosun’s cabinet.

Up until his appointment at NCC, Sunday Dare was a spokesperson for Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC.


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