In a recent development, President Bola Tinubu has ushered in a new era by appointing eight distinguished individuals to lead key parastatals and agencies within the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation.
These appointments signal a commitment to revitalizing these entities and enhancing their roles in promoting national unity, shaping public perceptions, and representing Nigeria on the global stage.
The newly appointed Chief Executive Officers are as follows:
- National Orientation Agency (NOA) – Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu: As the Director-General and CEO of NOA, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu will be tasked with advancing the agency’s mission of fostering national consciousness and patriotism among Nigerians.
- Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) – Mr. Salihu Abdulhamid Dembos: In his role as Director-General and CEO of NTA, Mr. Dembos is expected to drive the country’s foremost television network toward modernization and excellence in broadcasting.
- Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) – Dr. Muhammed Bulama: Dr. Bulama, as the Director-General and CEO of FRCN, is set to steer the organization toward its goals of providing information and entertainment to the Nigerian public through radio broadcasting.
- National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) – Mr. Charles Ebuebu: Mr. Ebuebu, the new Director-General and CEO of NBC, is responsible for ensuring the regulation and growth of Nigeria’s broadcasting industry.
- Voice of Nigeria (VON) – Mr. Jibrin Baba Ndace: Mr. Ndace’s appointment as Director-General and CEO of VON positions him to amplify the voice of Nigeria on the global stage and promote Nigerian culture and values.
- Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) – Dr. Lekan Fadolapo: Dr. Fadolapo is entrusted with the role of Director-General and CEO of ARCON, focusing on regulating and advancing the advertising industry in Nigeria.
- News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) – Mr. Ali Muhammed Ali: As Managing Director and CEO of NAN, Mr. Ali is charged with leading the premier news agency in Nigeria and providing accurate and timely news to the public.
- Nigerian Press Council (NPC) – Mr. Dili Ezughah: Mr. Ezughah, as the Executive Secretary and CEO of NPC, will be responsible for upholding ethical standards in the Nigerian press and protecting press freedom.
These appointments are effective immediately and demonstrate President Tinubu’s commitment to fostering innovation and creating fresh opportunities for Nigerians. The new leadership is expected to play a pivotal role in reshaping these institutions and showcasing Nigeria’s diverse culture and rich heritage to the world.
This move signals a new era in the information and national orientation sectors, promising a revitalized and more influential presence on both the domestic and international stages.
Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, shared this exciting development on October 19, 2023.