Breaking: Buhari appoints new chairman and governing board of FERMA

- President Muhammadu Buhari urges the Senate to consider Tunde Lemo, as the chairman of the board of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA)

- The president on Friday, October 6, also approved the appointments of the board’s members

The appointment of former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde Lemo as the Chairman of the Board of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency was on Friday, October 6, approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement by Mohammed Nakorji, the assistant director (press) in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), the president also approved the appointments of the board’s members.

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The board members are Nurudeen Rafindadi; Buba Abdullahi; Babagana Aji; Shehu Abdullahi'Mujaidu Dako and Loretta Aniagolu.

Others include Vincent Kolawole; Chukwunwike Uzo; Olubunmi Siyanbola; Abdulrazak Ma’aji; Saidu Abdulkadir and Peter Osawe.

The appointments are however subject to the confirmation of the Senate.

According to an earlier report by, President Buhari has approved the appointment of Aishah Ahmad as the new deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Ahmad is to replace a former deputy governor, who retired early this year.

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In a letter to the Senate, the president urged the Senate president, Bukola Saraki to consider the expeditious confirmation of Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.

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