The Buhari administration in what was seen in media parlance as a surprise move Friday removed the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, who has held forte since February 2020.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.
In his place, President Buhari has appointed a veteran Broadcaster, Mr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah as the substantive Director-General for a tenure of five years in the first instance.
The statement did not indicate whether Idachaba has retired.
Idachaba has been acting as DG since February 2020, following the suspension of Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, the incumbent by Buhari.
Idachaba, who is from Sokoto state and will clock 60 in July was the Director, Broadcast Policy and Research in the commission, before when he was appointed.
Buhari had suspended Moddibo Kawu, as the DG of NBC, and later appointed Prof. Idachaba as the acting DG of in February 2020.