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President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the heads of six agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

The development was announced by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed during a meeting with the affected officials.

This was disclosed via a statement released by the ministry today, February 15, 2016.

It reads:

“The Federal Government has disengaged the heads of the six information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture.”

“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 Minister directed the disengaged Chief Executives to hand over to the most senior officials in their various establishments. He thanked them for their service to the nation and wished them the best of luck in their future endeavours.”

“The affected Chief Executives are the Directors-General of NTA, Mr. Sola Omole, FRCN (Mr. Ladan Salihu), VON (Mr Sam Worlu), NOA (Mr. Mike Omeri), NBC (Mr. Emeka Mba) and the Managing Director of NAN (Mr. Ima Niboro).”

All six officials were appointed during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

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