President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Mr Patrick Akpobolokemi as Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
A press release from the Presidential Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Thursday said the termination of Akpobolokemi’s appointment takes immediate effect.
He is to hand over the management of NIMASA and all government property in his possession to the most senior officer in the agency who will remain in charge until a new Director-General is appointed.
Also President Buhari approved the dissolution of the Governing Boards of Federal Parastatals, Agencies and Institutions with effect from July 16, 2015.
Until the boards are reconstituted, Chief Executive Officers of the affected parastatals, agencies and institutions are to refer all matters requiring the attention of their boards to the President, through the Permanent Secretaries of their supervising ministries.
Adesina in a release said while the dissolution did not affect Federal Executive Bodies listed in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it covered administrative or technical committees and other similar organs established by the dissolved boards.