Buhari Appoints 19 to Head Federal Education Agencies
By Dipo Olowookere
The boards of the 19 agencies and parastatals in the Federal Ministry of Education have been reconstituted following the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari and the appointees will be in office for the next four years.
Those appointed by the President include Prof. Ayo Banjo, National Universities Commission (NUC); Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund); Dr Ekaete Okon, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA); Dr Mahmud Mohammed, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC); Prof. Zainab Alkali, National Library of Nigeria; Dr Abubakar Saddiq, National Examination Council (NECO) and Dr Gidado Akko, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC).
A statement issued by on Friday in Abuja Director of Press in the Ministry, by Mrs Chinenye Ihuoma, stated that the Boards, consisting of the Chairmen and members, would be inaugurated on a date to be announced soon.
However, she listed others appointed as Prof. Gidado Tahir, National Commission for Normadic Education (NCNE); Prof Leonard Karshima, National Business and Technical Education (NABTEB); Prof. Adamu Baikie, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN); Mr Maigari Dingyadi, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE); Malam Kaka Yale, National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) and Prof. Buba Bajoga, National Mathematical Centre (NMC).
Others are Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB); Chief N. N Nnabuchi, National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN); Mr Paul Unongo, Nigerian Educational
Research and Development Council (NERDC); Prof. Saliba Mukoro, Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV); Prof. Modupe Adelabu, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and Prof. O Oladusi, Nigerian Arabic Language Village (NALV).