President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, as the new director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Abuja on Friday.
The statement said Ilelah’s appointment is for a tenure of five years in the first instance.
It added that Ilelah is a veteran broadcaster.
Ilelah takes over from the acting director-general of the agency, Armstrong Idachaba, who had been acting since the removal of Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, the esthwhile director-general who was removed over alleged corruption last year.