Amos Dunia, Per Second News
Abuja – The much anticipated cleansing of political appointees in Federal Government Agencies and parastatals commenced on Monday with the sacking of the Directors General of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Mr. Shola Omole, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Mr. Ladan Saliu Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Sam Worlu, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ima Niboro, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Emeka Mba and that of the National Orientation Agency(NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri.
The sack was announced by the Minister of Information, Culture and National Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed after a closed door meeting with the former heads of the agencies under his ministry on Monday morning.
Immediately after the meeting between Alhaji Mohammed and the Directors General and Managing Director, the sack announcement was posted on the Federal Ministry of Information Twitter handle.
It states; “The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the disengagement during a meeting he held with the Chief Executives of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Voice of Nigeria (VON), News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) on Monday.
The statement was equally posted on the Facebook page of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
Accordingly, Alhaji Mohammed directed the former heads of agencies under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Information to hand over to the most senior officials in their various establishments.
The move is seen as the beginning of sacks of political appointees by former President Goodluck Jonathan and possible replacement with new appointees by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress are believed to have complained to the party and President Buhari on acts of sabotage being carried out by some public officers that were appointed by the PDP administration.