Reconstituted NBC Board Gets Presidential Nod

Buhari removes acting NBC chief amidst moves to stifle freedom of expression

Joseph Bakare

President Muhammadu Buhari has given his nod to the reconstituted

Governing Board of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC),

following the expiration of the tenure of the former Board.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of

Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the board has Hon.

Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa as Chairman.

Other members, who were appointed to represent various interests as

stipulated by the NBC Act, include Mr. Wada Asab Ibrahim, Mr.

Iheanyichukwu Azubike Dike, Mrs. Adesola Oyinloye Ndu and Mr. Olaniyan

Olatunji Badmus.

Also on the Board are Mr. Bashir Ibrahim, Mr. Obiora Ilo, Mr, Ahmad

Sajo, Engr. Bayo Erikitola, a representative of the State Security

Service, a representative of the Federal Ministry of Information and

Culture as well as the Director-General of the Commission.

The Board has a three-year tenure.

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