Nigerian News | Federal Government Appoints New CEO for Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and others

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The President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of Chief Executive Officers for News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), National Theatre, Lagos, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), and six other agencies under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

Mr. Olalekan Fadolapo has been appointed as the new registrar/CEO of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).

The letter approving the appointments was conveyed to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari earlier this week.

According to the letter, Mr. Buki Ponle was appointed the managing director of NAN; Mr. Ado Mohammed Yahuza was appointed the executive secretary/CEO of NICO.

Other appointments are Mr. Nura Sani Kangiwa, the Director-General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism; Prof. Sunday Enessi Ododo, General Manager/CEO, National Theatre; Mr. Francis Ndubuisi Nwosu, the executive secretary, Nigerian Press Council; Mr. Ebeten William Ivara, Director-General, National Gallery of Arts; Prof. Aba Isa Tijjani, Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, and Mrs. Oluwabunmi Ayobami Amao, Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization.

The appointments will take effect from September 1, 2020.

NLIPW congratulates the new appointee and wishes them the very best as they pilot the affairs of the agencies.

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About Nathaniel Adebayo 689 Articles
Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email:

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