NBC gets new Director General

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Balarabe Shehu Ilelah as the new Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi on Friday.

The statement said Ilelah’s appointment is for a tenure of five years in the first instance.

Ilelah is a veteran broadcaster with many years of experience.

The new helmsman takes over from the acting Director General of the Commission, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, who had been acting since the removal of Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, the erstwhile Director General who was removed over alleged corruption last year.

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