FG sacks boards of NTA, NBC, NAN, others

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has dissolved the the governing boards of all its media agencies functioning under the Ministry of Information and Culture due to the expiration of their tenures.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Dr Ifeoma Anyanwutaku, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry.

Affected agencies are the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), and Federal Radio Corporation (FRC), among others.

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According to Anyanwutaku, that the dissolved governing boards should henceforth stop sitting.

She said that the notice should be brought to the attention of the board chairmen to ensure full compliance with the directive which takes immediate effect.

“I am also to add that President Muhammadu Buhari has already constituted a committee for the reconstitution of the various board of government, agencies and parastatals,” she said.

She thanked the chairmen and members of the governing boards for their tenure and their services to the nation.

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