By Goodluck Ikiebe
Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu, has approved the appointment of Ahmed Galadima Aminu to serve as the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) for a term of four (4) years in the first instance.
A statement by the Presidential Adviser on Media, Ajuri Ngelale, says the new Executive Secretary / CEO of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund has most recently served as the General Manager of the Education and Training Department at the Petroleum Technology Development Fund.
“His appointment trails the application for retirement submitted by the outgoing Executive Secretary / CEO, Bello Aliyu Gusau, to proceed on a 90-day pre-retirement leave beginning on September 26, 2023”.
The President has directed the new Executive Secretary / CEO of the PTDF, Ahmed Galadima Aminu, to serve in acting capacity until he commences his fresh term of four (4) years in office, beginning on December 26, 2023.
“The President wishes the new PTDF Executive Secretary / CEO well in the discharge of his duties,” Ajuri Ngelale stated.
In a related development, President Bola Tinubu has also approved the appointment of Jalal Arabi to serve as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for a term of four (4) years in the first instance.
The President has directed the outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Zikrullah Hassan, to proceed on 3-months pre-retirement leave as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243 with effect from October 18, 2023, leading to his eventual retirement from service on January 17, 2023.
The new Chairman NAHCON, Arabi, will assume office in an acting capacity on October 18, 2023, and will continue to serve in a substantive capacity for a fresh term of four years, beginning on January 17, 2023.
President Bola Tinubu has also approved the dissolution of the Board of NAHCON.
The President expects that the new NAHCON leadership will serve in reverence of Allah and with utmost adherence to the precepts of service according to the Holy Qur’an.