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President Buhari has terminated the appointment of the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja (pictured above) and has appointed Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (retd) as his replacement.

A statement released from the office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), said Muhammadu Alhaji’s appointment was implemented on Thursday, April 30th, for an initial period of four years in accordance with Section 3 of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Act.

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“The erstwhile Director General, Mustapha Y. Maihaja, has been directed to hand over all official matters to AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed immediately. The President thanked the outgoing Director-General for his services and charged the new appointee to serve with diligence and commitment.” the statement in part read

Engr. Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja was appointed in March 2017 after President Buhari sacked Alhaji Muhammed Sani-Sidi as NEMA DG.

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