Presidency sacks National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Boss

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In the midst of the furore surrounding the ban on Twitter and other moves to regulate social media, President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Armstrong Idachaba, as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Mr Idachaba was appointed acting Director-General of the commission replacing Modibbo Kawu who was suspended for alleged financial impropriety in February 2020.

However, today, the ministry of information and culture announced the appointment of Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a broadcaster, as the Director-General of the NBC.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

Mr Ilelah’s appointment is for a tenure of five years in the first instance.