President Bola Tinubu has sent the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta packing.
In a swift move today, October 11 as detailed in a statement by the Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu replaced Dambatta with Aminu Maida.
Aminu Maida, until his new appointment which takes immediate effect, was the Executive Director, Technology & Operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).
He is seasoned-technical professional with over 15 years’ multi-functional and international experience in FinTech & Telecoms & Enterprise Technology.
Others, who the President appointed with immediate effect, across multiple agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy are Nkechi Egerton-Idehen as MD/CEO, Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi as DG/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji as National Commissioner / CEO, Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) and Tola Odeyemi as Postmaster General / CEO, Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).
The President also appointed Idris Alubankudi as Special Adviser to the President on Technology and Digital Economy towards leveraging on Nigeria’s technological and digital economic prowess to reposition the nation’s economy toward greater financial inclusion.