President Muhammadu Buhari has omitted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in his newest appointments of 19 heads of some government agencies.
The President failed to appoint a new Director General cum secretary for while releasing the names of the newly appointed 19 heads of some government agencies, Friday November 2018, following the announcement contained in a statement by Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office), office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).
Adekunle quoted Buhari as urging the new appointees to see their appointments as a call to national service.
He said the president urged them to carry out their responsibilities with uprightness, diligence and prompt response to the yearnings of the public.
The permanent secretary said Buhari also charged the appointees to bring their wealth of experience to the job.
Here is the full list: Okechukwu Ukwuoma Director-general, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), for a second and final term of four years with effect from 22nd July, 2018.
Victor Adebayo Adetiloye Chief Medical Director (CMD), Obafemi Awolowo, University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, for second and final term of four years, with effect, from 22 and September, 2018.
Abdul-Jalil Suleiman Director-general, Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA) with effect from 17th September, 2018,
Bassey Emem Abasi Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, with effect, from 22 and September, 2018.
Mojoyi Oluwa Dekalu-Thomas Executive Director (Liability Management), Electricity Liability Management Company (NELMCO), Chinedum Olisakwe-Lawrence, Executive Director (Corporate Services) for an initial term of four years with effect from 20th September, 2018, and Junaid Abdullahi Executive Secretary, Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA), for an initial term of four years with effect from 22nd September, 2018.
Others are Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, with effect from 17th October, 2018 for a period of five years in the first instance, Banire Muiz Adeyemi, Chairman, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), with effect from 17th October, 2018 for a period of five years, Sule Yakubu Bassi, Secretary, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, with effect from 19th October, 2018 for an initial period of four years, Abba Ali Member Non-Legal Practitioners, Federal Judiciary Service Commission and Mohammed Sagir Member Non-Legal Practitioners, Federal Judiciary Service Commission.
Also, the President appointed Olufemi Ajayi Oladunni, Director/CEO, and National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), initial term of four years with effect from 28th October, 2018, Clement Onyeabo Nze, Director- General, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, initial term of four years with effect from 28th October, 2018, Clement Isong, Member, Board of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), with effect from 28th October, 2018.
David Isho Nyikyaa, Secretary, National Salaries, Income, Wages, Commission, with effect from 1st November, 2018, Obinna Francis Ogwuegbu Secretary, Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property, with effect from 2nd November, 2018, Akinrinola Samuel Akintunde Provost, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo state, for an initial term of four years with effect from 6th November, 2018, Emmanuel Adebayo Fasakin, Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo state, for a second and final term of four years with effect from 6th November, 2018 and Obadiah Simon Nkom, Director-General/CEO, Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office, for an initial term of four years with effect from 12th January, 2019.
However, a competent source told Dailymandate that the President overlooked the vacuum in the office of the secretary of the NDLEA, who’s four -year -tenure expired last three months adding that the agency is operating without executive secretary.
Roli Bode-George, wife of Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Bode George, become the first female to head the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in any capacity.
The former President appointed her as the Director General/Secretary to the Board of the NDLEA for four year-tenure.
But with the expiration of her four-year term, Mrs. Roli Bode-George stepped down three months ago and there has not been a replacement to that effect.
The NDLA source said the agency was expecting the President to appoint a new DG for the agency but when the list was released, the agency was missing in the list and wondered what could cause the oversight. The appointee is the wife of a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bode George. She was appointed the Director-General of Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
The then Mr. Jonathan’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati, announced the appointment on his twitter handle on Thursday evening. He said the appointment is with immediate effect. Mrs. Bode-George takes over from Olufemi Ajayi, who was appointed the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF.
According to our sources, presidency supposed to appoint her replacement but it never came as the agency authorities were shock to the new development.