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President Buhari Appoints New MD Of NIGCOMSAT

The Federal Government has commenced the rehabilitation of police stations and barracks in several parts of Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Engr Tukur Funtua, as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, following the retirement of the erstwhile Managing Director, Dr Abimbola Alale. The statement was issued by Uwa Suleiman , who is the senior special Assistant media via the press to the honourable minister of communications and Digital Economy on Friday, December 23, 2022. The new elected Managing Director, Engineer Tukur Mohammed Lawal Funtua, born on 24th November 1966, is an indigene of Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria.

Engineer Tukur, who is a trained Chemical Engineer, was before his appointment, a Director of Health Community Affairs, Safety and Environment at BUA Cement PLC. The Federal Government has commenced the rehabilitation of police stations and barracks in several parts of Nigeria. The government also approved the installation of intelligence equipment in Zone 1 and 2 headquarters and Force headquarters.

Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi made the revelation in Abuja during the ‘PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023)’ anchored by the Ministry of Information.

The police have upgraded facilities in training institutions, constructed hospitals/health centres, equipped the FCT Command, rehabilitated the Detective College in Enugu, and established the Cyber Crime Control Centre. Stations and barracks rehabilitated or under repair are in Kebbi, Edo, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, Plateau, Abia, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto, Ogun, Lagos, FCT; the total cost is N5billion.

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