Buhari appoints TheNEWS MD, Bayo Onanuga, others head of information parastatals

Bayo Onanuga
Bayo Onanuga

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of TheNEWS magazine, Bayo Onanuga, as Director-General of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Onanuga was appointed alongside chief executives of five other information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture.

The appointments were announced in Abuja on Wednesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

The new Chief Executives are:

  1. Mr. Ishaq Modibo Kawu – Director-General, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC
  2. Mr. Mansur Liman – Director-General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)
  3. Mr. Yakubu Mohammed – Director-General, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
  4. Dr. Garba Abari, Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA)
  5. Mr. Bayo Onanuga – Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
  6. Mr. Osita Okechukwu – Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON)

The new appointees replace the Chief Executives of the parastatals who were disengaged on Feb. 15th 2016

The appointments take immediate effect