2 DGs Get Tenures Renewal as Buhari Appoints New ACJMC Secretary
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the tenures of Aliyu Abubakar and John Asein as Directors General of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria and the Nigerian Copyright Commission, respectively.
This was announced in a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations for the Federal Ministry of Justice, Modupe Ogundoro.
Abubakar’s tenure has been renewed for a final four-year term, while Asein’s tenure has also been renewed for a final four-year term, according to the statement.
In another development, the President has approved the appointment of Abiodun Aikomo as the Secretary of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee for an initial period of four years.
The appointments took effect on January 12 and January 16, respectively.
The statement reads in part: “Abubakar’s appointment was renewed for a second and final tenure of four years vide letter Ref: PRES/97/HAGF/174 of 12th January, 2023 in line with Section 3 (1) and (2) of the Legal Aid Act, CAP. L9.
“Similarly, Asein’s appointment was also renewed for a second and final tenure of four (4) years vide letter Ref: PRES/97/HAGF/175 of 12th January, 2023 in line with Section 36 (1) and (2) of the Nigerian Copyright Commission Act, CAP C28.
“The president also approved the appointment of Mr Abiodun Aikomo as the Secretary of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) for an initial period of four (4) years in line with Section 471 (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 vide letter Ref: PRES/97/HAGF/173.
“The re-appointments of Abubakar and Asein took effect January 12, while the appointment of Aikomo took effect from January 16.
“Their emoluments and other conditions of service were provided for under the Certain Political Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances, etc) (Amendment) Act 2008.”