Buhari sacks NEMA Director-General

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Engr. Mustapha Maihaja as Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and replaced him with retired Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed.

The Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Willie Bassey, said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

According to him, Muhammed’s appointment took effect from Thursday, 30th April 2020, for an initial period of four years in accordance with Section 3 of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Act.

“The erstwhile Director-General, Engr. Mustapha Y. Maihaja has been directed to handover all official matters to AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (rtd) immediately. The President thanked the out-gone Director-General for his services and charged the new appointee to serve with diligence and commitment,” the statement said.

Maihaja was appointed in March 2017 after President Buhari sacked Muhammed Sani-Sidi.