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NigComSat board appoints acting MD

By The Citizen
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Following a ministerial directive by the Communication Technology Minister, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, the Board of Directors of NigComSat has asked the Managing Director, Mr. Timasaniyu Ahmed-Rufai, to proceed on indefinite leave.

This directive is to pave the way for an investigation into the financial status of the company, according to a statement by the company.

Consequently, the Executive Director (Marketing), Ms. Abimbola Alale, has been named Acting Managing Director, pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Ahmed-Rufai, who has extensive experience in both private and public sectors, started as Project Manager of NigComSat-1 before the establishment of NigComSat Limited in April 2006, when he was named Managing Director and Chief Executive.

Alale also started as a member of the project team and was appointed Director of Marketing of NigComSat in 2006 and rose to the position of Executive Director Marketing until her recent appointment as acting managing director.