JUST IN: Tinubu Gives Fresh Appointment to Wike’s Ex-Chief of Staff, Details Emerge

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the leadership change of two federal agencies
  • Tinubu appointed Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, an ally of Nyesom Wike and Dr. Adedeji Ashiru as MD,CEO of two top firms
  • Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, confirmed this development in a statement on Wednesday

TheTalk.NG journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

State House, Abuja – President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday, May 22, approved the appointment of Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke as the director-general/chief executive officer of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA).

Woke was the chief of staff to Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), when he was governor of Rivers state.

Tinubu makes new appointmentsTinubu gives a fresh appointment to Woke, an ally of the FCT minister Wike.
Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike – CON, GSSRSSource: Facebook

Wike’s ally, Woke to head NOSDRA, Ashiru CEO of OORBDA

This was contained in a statement issued by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the president also appointed Dr. Adedeji Ashiru as the managing director/chief executive officer of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA).

Dada Olusegun, Special Assistant to President on Social Media, shared the statement on his X page on Wednesday and tweeted:

“Engr. Woke, besides being an engineer, is an environmental specialist and politician. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering, and has served under the environmental, safety, and operations departments of the then Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

“He was Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State and Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, for many years.

“Dr. Ashiru holds a Doctorate degree in Engineering from the Common Wealth University, UK, and has led a consortium of blue-chip companies, in addition to earning many stripes in his professional endeavour.”

“The president expects the new Chief Executive Officers to deploy their competencies to these critical agencies for sustainable gains and turnaround while maintaining utmost transparency in their operations,” Ngelale noted.

Tinubu sacks Wike’s ally

Earlier, TheTalk.NG reported that President Tinubu had removed Chukwuemeka Woke as the MD of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.

In a statement on Wednesday, May 22, Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesman, announced that Woke had been replaced with Dr. Adedeji Ashiru.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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