President Bola Tinubu has made changes to key positions, relieving Alexander Ayoola Oko of his role as the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE). Additionally, Mr. Babatunde Irukera, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), has been removed from his position.
The decision was communicated through a statement from the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Ajuri Ngelale. The statement did not provide specific reasons for the removal of the two officials, leaving room for speculation and anticipation about potential replacements.
The statement reads in part;
“The dismissals conform with plans to restructure and reposition critical agencies of the Federal Government towards protecting the rights of Nigerian consumers and providing a strong basis for enhanced contributions to the nation’s economy by key growth-enabling institutions.”
President Tinubu had earlier on Monday suspended the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, over the alleged N585 million disbursement scandal in the ministry.