President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (retd) as the new Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Muhammadu replaces the erstwhile Director General, Mustapha Y. Maihaja.
A statement which emanated from the office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) said on Saturday.
Mr Willie Bassey, Director, Information, which conveyed the president’s approval in statement, said that the appointment took effect from Thursday, April 30, for an initial period of four years in accordance with Section 3 of the National Emergency Management Agency Act.
The statement added: “The erstwhile Director General, Mustapha Y. Maihaja, has been directed to hand over all official matters to AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed immediately.
“The President thanked the outgoing Director-General for his services and charged the new appointee to serve with diligence and commitment”.