The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA Director-General,Engr. Mustapha Y. Maihajahas been sacked by president Muhammadu Buhari.

Maihaja’s whose four-year service tenure would have elapsed by April 2021 has remain in office owing to the dogged series of controversies in the disaster management agency.

The sacked NEMA’s DG had been embroiled in crisis with the House of Representatives and with his local chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC . He was accused of mismanagement of resources as well as inefficiency in 2018

A parliamentary committee was put in place to investigate the release of N5.9 billion Food Intervention in the North-east, release of N1.6 billion Flood Intervention for 16 states, donation of 6,779 Metric Tons of rice by the Chinese Government, N3.1 billion Food Intervention in the same region, and release of N1.6 billion for Libyan returnees,

However, a statement issued by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation OSGF, said
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (Rtd.) as the new Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)”.

According to the statement, the appointment took effect from Thursday, 30th April, 2020, for an initial period of 4 years in accordance with Section 3 of the National Emergency Management Agency Act.

“The erstwhile Director General, Engr. Mustapha Y. Maihaja has been mandated to handover all official matters to AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (Rtd.) immediately.

“The President thanked the out-gone Director-General for his services and charged the new appointee to serve with diligence and commitment”.


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