President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly suspended Modibbo Kawu, the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
It was gathered that Modibbo was suspended following an investigation conducted on him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), bordering on allegations of corruption.
Armstrong Idachaba, Director, Broadcast Monitoring, and the next most senior director in the commission is to take over in a temporary basis.
Idachaba would oversee the NBC pending the outcome of the case against Kawu.
Naija News recalls that the ICPC had advised Buhari to suspend Kawu and 32 other public officers currently being investigated.
The Commission had arraigned Kawu and two others, Dipo Onifade and Lucky Omoluwa, over an alleged fraud of N2.5 billion
The trio are being prosecuted on 12-count charges and they allegedly conspired with each other to unduly use the influence and position of Kawu to help Omololuwa and his friends siphon public funds.