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President Bola Tinubu has relieved Prof. Aliyu Jauro and Dr. Adeniyi Aremu of their appointments as director-general of the National Environmental Standards and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and managing director/CEO of the Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority (NDRBDA), respectively.

In a statement on Friday evening by presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu also announced the appointments of Dr. Innocent Barikor as NESREA director-general.

The president also picked Ebitimi Amgbare as the new managing director/CEO of NDRBDA.

Barikor is an academic, politician and former Rivers State House of Assembly member from 2011 to 2015.

He succeeds Prof. Jauro who former President Muhammadu Buhari first appointed in February 2019.

In February 2023, Buhari reappointed Jauro for another four-year tenure to elapse in 2027.

Meanwhile, Amgbare is a retired naval officer and former commissioner in Bayelsa State.

He succeeds Dr. Aremu, whom Buhari first appointed in January 2017. Aremu was reappointed for another four-year tenure in January 2021.

The President said he expects the new heads of these important agencies to “discharge their duties with utmost fidelity to the nation and unfailing adherence to the highest standards of professionalism, accountability, and excellent service to the people of Nigeria.”

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