President Bola Tinubu has directed the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Aliyu Aziz, to go on a 90-day pre-retirement leave.
Tinubu’s directive was contained in a statement issued by the presidency on Tuesday.
The statement noted that the president also approved the immediate appointment of Bisoye Coker-Adesote as the new DG of the agency.
According to the statement, the outgoing DG’s leave is, “With effect from August 24, 2023, leading to his eventual retirement from service on November 24, 2023.
“The President approves the appointment of Engr. Bisoye Coker-Odusote to serve as the Acting Director-General/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission for a 90-day period, with effect from August 24, 2023, after which, a full term of four years will begin as the substantive NIMC Director-General/CEO, beginning on November 24, 2023.
“Furthermore, President Tinubu approved the appointment of Hon. Yusuf Buba Yakub to serve as the Director/CEO of the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps.
“This follows the recent expiration of the tenure of the former DTAC Director/CEO, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi.
“This appointment takes immediate effect.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that twenty-three (23) suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “Yahoo Boys” were arrested by operatives of the Makurdi zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The “Yahoo Boys” were nabbed in a sting operation in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.