FG sacks NTDC DG, appoints Adalikwuas Ag DG

Chinora Ugwu. 

Federal government has removed Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh, acting director-general of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and appointed Dr. Paul Adalikwu as the new acting DG pending the appointment of a new helmsmen.

Also, 15 senior officials, who were arbitrarily promoted in defiance of civil service rules, were demoted.

The measures were in line with the restructuring of the corporation, which has been involved in crisis in the past few months.

Following the receipt of a petition, Lai Mohammed, minister of Information and Culture asked a committee to look into the crisis of confidence in NTDC.

A top source said: “Based on the findings of the committee, the NTDC Acting Director-General, Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh, was directed to revert to her former status. Dr. Paul Adalikwu was appointed as the new Acting DG pending either his confirmation or appointment of a substantive holder by President Muhammadu Buhari.”

Adalikwu is the third Acting D-G after the removal of the immediate past Director General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Sally Mbanefo.

Mrs. Mbanefo was removed on November 27, 2016 through a letter by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal.

Boniface Ebuka was appointed as Acting DG but replaced barely a month in office.

The source added: “Also, the promotion of 15 senior staff has been reversed by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation because their elevation was not in line with the civil service rules.

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