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The Federal Government has appointed 17 new chief executive officers to oversee various parastatals and agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education. A statement by Deputy Director (Press) of the ministry, Mr. Benjamin Bem Goong, in Abuja, indicated that the appointments took effect from, the day of announcement.

The appointments were for:
The National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed;
Nigerian Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Prof. Lilian Salami; Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), Dr. Hameed Bobboyi;
National Library of Nigeria (NLN), Prof. Lanre Aina; and
National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Charles Uwakwe.

Others were:
National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NCMLA&NE), Prof. Abba Haladu;
Nomadic Education Commission (NEC), Prof. Bashir Usman;
National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB), Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe; Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Sunday Ajiboye;
Computer Registration Council of Nigeria (CRCN), Afolabi Aderinto;
National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof. Bappah Aliyu; and Tertiary Education Tax Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa.

The rest were:
National Teachers Institute (NTI), Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare;
Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), Prof. Michael Afolabi;
National Mathematical Centre, Sheda (NMC), Prof. Steven Ejugwu Onah;
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Olarenwaju Oloyode; and
National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Prof. Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche.

The following four Chief Executive Officers retained their positions. They are :
Prof Samaila Junaidu of Nigeria Educational Research & Development Council (NERDC);
Prof. Raauf Adebisi, Nigerian French Language Village Badagry, (NFLV);
Dr Mas’ud A. Kazaure, National Board For Technical Education (NBTE); and
Prof Muhammad Mu’az of National Arabic Language Village, Maiduguri, Borno State (NALV).