Friday, July 17, 2015

President Buhari Fires Director General of NIMASA

Things are happening very fast inside Aso Rock these days and the impacts are being felt from all corners of the country. As read this, President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi.

The man has been defending the billions of Naira paid to ex-militant leader, Tompolo by Goodluck Jonathan and his agents, all in the name of pipeline contract and maritime security.

His sack was contained in a two-paragraph statement on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. The presidential spokesman did not give any reason for the termination of Akpobolokemi's appointment which, he said, took immediate effect.

Akpobolokemi has been directed to immediately 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.

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