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Tinubu Dismisses Two Heads of Government Agencies, Appoints Replacements


President Bola Tinubu has terminated the appointments of Prof. Aliyu Jauro and Dr. Adeniyi Aremu as director-general of the National Environmental Standards and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and managing director/CEO of the Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority (NDRBDA), respectively.


In a statement released on Friday evening by presidential spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu also revealed the appointments of Dr. Innocent Barikor as NESREA director-general and Ebitimi Amgbare as the new managing director/CEO of NDRBDA.



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Barikor, an academic, politician, and former Rivers State House of Assembly member from 2011 to 2015, succeeds Prof. Jauro, who was initially appointed by former President Muhammadu Buhari in February 2019. Jauro was reappointed by Buhari for another four-year term in February 2023, set to conclude in 2027.


Meanwhile, Amgbare, a retired naval officer and former commissioner in Bayelsa State, replaces Dr. Aremu, who was first appointed by Buhari in January 2017. Aremu was reappointed for another four-year term in January 2021.

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Tinubu emphasized his expectation for the new heads of these vital agencies to “fulfill their duties with the utmost loyalty to the nation and unwavering commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, accountability, and exemplary service to the people of Nigeria.”



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