Buhari appoints new Director General for NBC

Buhari appoints new Director General for NBC

Balarabe Shehu Ilelah


A new Director General has been appointed for the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) by the Federal Government.

A statement issued Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster, as the new Director-General of the NBC.

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Mohammed said Ilelah’s appointment “is for a tenure of five years in the first instance.”

Ilelah replaces erstwhile DG, Prof Armstrong Idachaba, who recently ordered all broadcast media in Nigeria to deactivate their handles, following the ban on Twitter operations in the country by the Federal Government.

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