Buhari sacks Idachaba, appoints Balarabe Ilelah NBC DG

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, replaced the acting Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Prof Armstrong Idachaba.

The President replaced Idachaba with Mr Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced Ilelah’s appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

Mohammed said Ilelah’s appointment is for a tenure of five years in the first instance.

FG announced Idachaba’s removal four days after he ordered all broadcast stations in the country to go off Twitter.

Idachaba’s directive was in line with the suspension of Twitter by the Federal Government.

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