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Buhari replaces newly appointed NTDC DG Boniface Ebuka with Rae-Omoh

By The Rainbow

President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced the acting Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Boniface Ebuka, with Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh, who takes over as the corporation's Director-General in acting capacity.

President Buhari replaced Ebuka just one month after sacking Mrs. Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo as head of the agency.

Rae-Omoh's appointment was conveyed in a letter dated December 28 and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Ayotunde, Adesugba.

Mrs. Rae-Omoh was informed that her appointment by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was with immediate effect.

Until the development, Mrs. Rae-Omoh, was the director of Hospitality and Travel Trade.

A graduate of Tourism and Management Studies (AN) Italy, Higher National Diploma (HND) in Tourism and Hotel Administration, she is a thoroughbred professional, who aside working in an international branded hotel in Nigeria, has spent most of her entire career life in NTDC where she has held various positions and responsibilities, including serving as the Zonal Coordinator of the former Calabar Zonal Office of NTDC. Although no reasons were adduced for the change in leadership of the corporation given that Ebuka was less than one month in the office, sources however, said it may have been related to an error in the first appointment as Mrs. Rae – Omoh is believed to have been the most senior staff of the corporation but was initially overlooked for Ebuka.