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Buhari Appoints Funtua As New MD Of NIGCOMSAT




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Engr. Tukur Funtua has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT).

Funtua’s appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari was confirmed in a statement released on Friday (today) by Uwa Sulaiman, the Senior Special Assistant, Media to the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.

Naija News understands that the position became vacant following the retirement of the erstwhile Managing Director, Dr Abimbola Alale.

Prior to the latest appointment, Tukur was the Director of Health Community Affairs, Safety and Environment at BUA Cement PLC.

The appointee, born on 24th November 1966, is an indigene of Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria.

Minister Of Sports, Sunday Dare Gets Traditional Title In Buhari’s Hometown

Meanwhile, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, was turbaned on Thursday as Sarkin Wasanni (which means king of games).

Naija News reports that the minister was turbaned by the Emir of Daria, His Royal Highness (HRH) Umar Farouk Umar, at his palace in Daura, Katsina State.

The coronation ceremony attracted dignitaries that include top government functionaries, politicians, the diplomatic community and the organised private sector.

Speaking at the event, Umar said Dare was given the traditional title in recognition of his achievements and contributions to nation-building through grassroots sports development.

The monarch added that the minister was conferred with the title for his contribution to the provision of new sports facilities and rehabilitation of the dilapidated ones, among which is the Daura township stadium in Katsina state.

Reacting, the minister appreciated the monarch for the title and promised to do more for sports in the country.

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“I feel so elated to be honoured by the Katsina Emirate with this prestigious title. It is at the same time a challenge for me to live up to the expectations of the Emir and the entire Emirate,” he said.