Jonathan sacks NCDMB boss, Ernest Nwapa

Less than a month to the expiration of his tenure, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday approved the appointment of Denzil Amagbe Kentebe as Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Management Development Board.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati; Kentebe, an architect with years of experience in strategic planning and policy management, takes over from Engineer Ernest Nwapa who has been Executive Secretary of the NCDMB since April 2010.

No reason was given by the Presidency for the sack.

Abati said the President also approved the appointment of Asabe Asmau Ahmed as Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund, (PEF).

Ahmed, who is currently the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, takes over from Sharon Adefunke Kasali, who has been Executive Secretary of PEF since 2007.

Abati’s statement did not indicate whether Ahmed will be functioning in the two capacities for the remaining period of this administration or she will cease to be a minister with this latest appointment.

The new PEF Executive Secretary hails from Niger State and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna respectively.

The presidency said the new appointee is expected to put her years of experience in public service to good use in re-engineering, repositioning and re-invigorating PEF for present and future challenges.

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