Professor Armstrong Idachaba takes over NBC as acting director General.
Following the suspension of Ishak Modibo Kawu from office for allegations bothering on corruption. The appointment is with immediate effect.
Mallam Kawu was charged to court by the Independent Corrupt practices commission ICPC last year over 2.5 billion Naira Digital Switch Over (DSO) funds misappropriation.
His suspension underscores the anti corruption drive of the Buhari led administration.
Until his appointment Prof Idachaba was a Director with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
Meanwhile President Mohammed Buhari has suspended the the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, has been suspended with immediate effect.
This is coming months after the anti-graft agency, ICPC, urged the federal government to suspend the Mr Kawu, and 32 other public officers/civil servants undergoing corruption trial at the time.
A source at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) confirmed that Mr Kawu was given the letter of suspension Thursday, pending the conclusion of investigations into the allegations against him.
Another source at the NBC confirmed that Armstrong Idachaba, the present director, Broadcast Monitoring, was handed a letter to proceed as the acting DG of NBC.
Also, sources at the ICPC confirmed that they have been told that Mr Kawu has been suspended until the conclusion of his trial.
He may be reinstated if he is cleared of the allegation.
Efforts to reach Mr Kawu on Friday were not successful. He did not return calls nor respond to a text message sent to him.
When contacted, Antia Ekanem, the spokesperson to the NBC, said she was not aware of the development. Also, Willie Bassey, the spokesperson to the SGF, said he was not aware of such suspension.