President Buhari Sacks NIMASA's DG, Akpobolokemi
"According to Vanguard NGR, President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi."
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina stated that the termination of appointment was with immediate effect.
The statement added that “Akpobolokemi is to hand over the management of NIMASA and all government property in his possession to the most senior officer in the agency who will remain in charge until a new Director-General is appointed.”
He directed that all matters requiring the attention of the Boards in the affected institutions should be referred to him through the Permanent Secretaries pending the reconstitution of the Boards.
A statement by Adesina on the dissolution of the Boards read thus:
“Until the boards are reconstituted, Chief Executive Officers of the affected parastatals, agencies and institutions are to refer all matters requiring the attention of their boards to the President, through the Permanent Secretaries of their supervising ministries.
While the dissolution does not affect Federal Executive Bodies listed in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it covers administrative or technical committees and other similar organs established by the now dissolved boards.”