President Tinubu Announces Sweeping Changes in Arts and Entertainment Leadership, Appoints Obi Asika and Ali Nuhu to Key Positions

President Tinubu Announces Sweeping Changes in Arts and Entertainment Leadership, Appoints Obi Asika and Ali Nuhu to Key Positions

President Tinubu’s Broad Reshaping of Arts and Entertainment Leadership

President Bola Tinubu has given his approval for a significant overhaul in the leadership of agencies under the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy.

This move, aimed at revitalizing the creative sector, includes the appointment of renowned figures such as Obi Asika and Ali Nuhu to pivotal positions.

Key Appointments: Obi Asika and Ali Nuhu Take the Helm

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, announced the appointments on Friday, January 12.

Among the notable figures selected are Obi Asika, an entertainment guru, chosen to lead the National Council for Arts and Culture as Director-General, and Ali Nuhu, a veteran actor and director in Kannywood, appointed as the Managing-Director of the Nigerian Film Corporation.

Comprehensive List of New CEOs for Arts and Culture Agencies

President Tinubu has appointed a total of eleven Chief Executive Officers for various agencies under the Federal Ministry.

The diverse lineup includes Tola Akerele as Director-General of the National Theatre, Dr. Shaibu Husseini as Director-General of the National Films and Censors Board, and Aisha Adamu Augie as Director-General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Culture, among others.

Mandate for Professionalism and Diligence

In a statement, the President has directed the newly appointed CEOs to fulfill their responsibilities with the utmost professionalism, diligence, and patriotism.

The objective is to inject vibrancy and robustness into the creative sector, fostering growth and development.

Tinubu’s Vision for a More Vibrant Creative Sector

The comprehensive restructuring underscores President Tinubu’s vision for a more vibrant and dynamic creative sector.

The new leadership team is expected to contribute significantly to the growth and prosperity of the arts, culture, and creative economy in Nigeria.

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