Tinubu Replaces NCC’s Danbatta With Maida, Makes Other appointments

President Bola Tinubu fired Umar Danbatta, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Wednesday.

Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media, announced in a statement that the NCC chairman had been replaced by Aminu Maida.

In addition, the President made significant changes that affected the Postmaster General of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) and the CEO of Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited (NigComSat).

While Nkechi Egerton-Idehen was named MD/CEO of NIGCOMSAT to succeed Tukur Mohammed Lawal, the President named Tola Odeyemi Postmaster General/CEO of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to succeed Sunday Adepoju.


See the complete statement below:


President Bola Tinubu has authorised the nomination of new and returning Chief Executives to new terms in the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy:

(1) Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) EVC/CEO

(2) Nkechi Egerton-Idehen, MD/CEO of Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT).

(3) Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, DG/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

(4) Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner/CEO of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC).

Tola Odeyemi, Postmaster General/CEO of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).

Furthermore, President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new Special Adviser to the President in order to fully leverage Nigeria’s proven technological and digital economic prowess in repositioning the nation’s economy towards greater financial inclusion.

Idris Alubankudi, Special Adviser to the President on Technology and the Digital Economy

The appointments listed above take effect immediately as a result of the President’s decree.


Ajuri Ngelale, Chief


President’s Special Adviser


(Publicity & Media)

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