President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has greenlit the appointment of Tola Akerele as the Director-General of the National Theatre. The President has also sanctioned the nomination of ten other Chief Executive Officers to helm various agencies within the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy.
Among the notable appointments are Dr. Shaibu Husseini, appointed as the Director-General of the National Films and Censors Board, and Mr. Obi Asika, who assumes the role of Director-General at the National Council for Arts and Culture.
The President has also welcomed Aisha Adamu Augie as Director-General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Culture, Ekpolador-Ebi Koinyan as Chief Conservator at the National War Museum, and Ahmed Sodangi as Director-General at the National Gallery of Art.
The list continues with Chaliya Shagaya taking on the role of Director-General at the National Institute of Archaeology and Museum Studies, Hajiya Khaltume Bulama Gana as Artistic Director at the National Troupe of Nigeria, and Otunba Biodun Ajiboye as Director-General at the National Institute for Cultural Orientation. Additionally, Ali Nuhu has been appointed Managing Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation, and Ramatu Abonbo Mohammed assumes the position of Director-General at the National Commission for Museums and Monuments.
The official announcement of these appointments came through a statement signed by Ajuri Ngelale, the president’s spokesperson on Friday. The President has charged the newly appointed executives with the responsibility of carrying out their duties with the highest standards of professionalism, diligence, and patriotism. The directive aims to foster a more vibrant and robust creative sector under their leadership.