President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Bamanga Tukur, the immediate past Chairman of the ruling PDP, as the Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.
This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Tukur, 79, resigned his position as the National chairman of the PDP on Jan. 15 and has since been replaced by former Gov. Adamu Muazu of Bauchi State.
According to the statement, the president also approved the appointment of Dr Ghaji Ismaila Bello as the Director-General, National Population Commission with effect from Jan. 8, 2014.