Kashifu Abdullahi has been appointed by the government as the new Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency.

Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations of NITDA, Mrs Hadiza Umar, confirmed the appointment in Abuja on Tuesday.

Umar quoted a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, confirming the appointment.

Abdullahi until his appointment was a principal officer at the Central Bank of Nigeria but was on secondment to NITDA as a Technical Assistant.

Other appointments by the government according to Shehu, included Senator Basheer Mohammed who replaced Mrs Sadiya Farouk as Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

Dr Chioma Ejikeme was appointed to replace Mrs Sharon Ikeazor as the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate.

Mr Adeleke Adewolu’s name had also been forwarded to the Senate to replace Mr Sunday Dare as Executive Commissioner, Nigerian Communications Commission.

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