“Tinubu Appoints CEOs for National Theatre, 10 Others”

“Tinubu Appoints CEOs for National Theatre, 10 Others”

President Bola Tinubu has made significant appointments, bringing fresh leadership to agencies under the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy. The announcement, made by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed eleven new Chief Executive Officers for various entities in the creative sector.

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The appointed CEOs and their respective positions are as follows:

1. Tony Akerele — Director-General, National Theatre
2. Dr. Shaibu Husseini — Director-General, National Films and Censors Board
3. Obi Asika — Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture

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4. Aisha Adamu Augie — Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Culture
5. Ekpolador-Ebi Koinyan — Chief Conservator, National War Museum
6. Ahmed Sodangi — Director-General, National Gallery of Art
7. Chaliya Shagaya — Director-General, National Institute of Archaeology and Museums Studies
8. Hajiya Khaltume Bulama Gana — Artistic Director, National Troupe of Nigeria
9. Otunba Biodun Ajiboye — Director-General, National Institute for Cultural Orientation
10. Ali Nuhu — Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation
11. Ramatu Abonbo Mohammed — Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments

Tinubu charged the appointees to carry out their responsibilities with the utmost standards of professionalism, diligence, and patriotism. The directive aims to enhance the vibrancy and robustness of the creative sector.

In a related development on the same day, Tinubu approved the formation of a Governing Council for the Midstream and Downstream Gas Infrastructure Fund (MDGIF), to be housed in the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA). The Council comprises key figures, including the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources (Gas), and representatives from the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Finance. This move reflects Tinubu’s commitment to the strategic development of the gas infrastructure sector.

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