Buhari dismisses media bosses


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the heads of six agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

The announcement of the sackings was done by the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, during a meeting with the affected officials.

It was disclosed through a statement released by the ministry, but no reason was given for their dismissal.

The minister directed that the disengaged Chief Executives hand over to the most senior officials in their various establishments. He thanked the outgoing bosses for their service to the nation and wished them luck in their future endeavours.

The affected Chief Executives are the Directors-General of NTA, Mr. Sola Omole, FRCN (Mr. Ladan Salihu), VON (Mr Sam Worlu), National Orientation Agency (NOA) Mr. Mike Omeri, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Mr. Emeka Mba and the Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Mr. Ima Niboro.

All six officials were appointed during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.