PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has appointed new executive secretaries for the Nigerian Content Management Development Board, NCDMB and the Petroleum Equalisation Fund, PEF. Denzil Amagbe Kentebe is to take over from Ernest Nwapa who has been the executive secretary of the NCDMB since 2010 while Asabe Asmau Ahmed succeeds Sharon Adefunke Kasali, who has been executive secretary of PEF since 2007.
Kentebe is an architect with years of experience in strategic planning and policy management while Ahmed is currently minister of state for Agriculture and Rural Development.
A statement from Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman made the announcement Tuesday in Abuja. The new PEF executive secretary hails from Niger State and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, respectively.
She is expected to put her years of experience in public service to good use in re-engineering, repositioning and re-invigorating PEF for present and future challenges.
Nwapa is current attending the Offshore Technology Conference, OTC, in Houston, United States, when the news of his removal got to him on Tuesday. He had presided over an Nigeria Content forum held on Monday, which NCDMB did in collaboration with Sweet Crude, a publication which focuses on Oil and Gas.
— May 6, 2015 @ 12:20 GMT