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President Tinubu Appoints New CEOs for Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy Agencies



President Bola Tinubu has given his nod to the appointment of eleven new Chief Executive Officers for agencies under the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy. The appointments are expected to bolster the creative sector’s vibrancy and strength, contributing to its growth and development. This was made known by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.

The newly appointed CEOs 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

President Tinubu urges the appointees to fulfill their duties with the highest standards of professionalism, diligence, and patriotism, ensuring the continued growth and impact of the creative sector.

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