Business and Economy

President Tinubu appoints Chief Executive Officers for agencies under the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy

President Bola Tinubu has expressed his full support and endorsement for the appointment of eleven new Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) for various agencies operating under the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy. This move signifies the president’s commitment to promoting and developing the art, culture, and creative sectors in Nigeria. The new appointees are:

  • (1) Tola Akerele — Director-General, National Theatre
  • (2) Dr. Shaibu Husseini — Director-General, National Films and Censors Board
  • (3) Mr. Obi Asika — Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture
  • (4) Aisha Adamu Augie — Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Culture
  • (5) Ekpolador-Ebi Koinyan — Chief Conservator, National War Museum
  • (6) Ahmed Sodangi — Director-General, National Gallery of Art
  • (7) Chaliya Shagaya — Director-General, National Institute of Archeology and Museums Studies
  • (8) Hajiya Khaltume Bulama Gana — Artistic Director, National Troupe of Nigeria
  • (9) Otunba Biodun Ajiboye — Director-General, National Institute for Cultural Orientation
  • (10) Ali Nuhu — Managing-Director, Nigerian Film Corporation
  • (11) Ramatu Abonbo Mohammed — Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments

The appointment of these CEOs reflects President Tinubu’s recognition of the importance of the art, culture, and creative economy in driving economic growth, fostering national identity, and promoting cultural diversity. By appointing competent individuals to lead these agencies, the president aims to ensure effective management, strategic planning, and efficient implementation of policies and programs within the sector. It also highlights his administration’s recognition of the significant contributions these sectors can make to the overall development of the country.

These newly appointed CEOs are expected to bring their expertise, experience, and innovative ideas to the table, thereby contributing to the growth and development of the art, culture, and creative economy in Nigeria. Their leadership will play a crucial role in harnessing the immense potential of this sector, creating employment opportunities, attracting investments, and promoting Nigeria’s cultural heritage both domestically and internationally.

The President has set forth a requirement for the appointees to carry out their responsibilities with utmost professionalism, diligence, and patriotism. This directive aims to invigorate and strengthen the creative sector, making it more dynamic and resilient.

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