President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Prof. Armstrong Idachaba and replaced him with Mr. Balarabe Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

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He said Mr. Ilelah’s appointment was for five years tenure in the first instance.

The statement was signed and made available to journalists by Mr. Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture.