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Buhari approves extension of Railway boss tenure

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Lucy Ogalue
President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the tenure of the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation((NRC), Mr Freeborn Okhiria.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr Magdalene Ajani, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ajani said the renewal was made via a letter, Ref: No SH/COS/17/A/1698 and dated Oct. 5, 2020.

“President Buhari has approved the renewal of appointment of Engr. Freeborn Edetanlaen Okhiria, as the Managing Director/CEO of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).

“This is in accordance with the relevant section of the Nigerian Railway Corporation Act. Cap 129, LFN, 2004.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okhiria was first appointed as managing director of the corporation on Oct. 24, 2016.

The renewal of the second and final four year tenure takes effect from Oct. 20.

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