President Muhammadu Buhari has ratified the appointment of Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha, as the new Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
The appointment was announced on Thursday evening by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal in a statement signed by the Director Press Mr. Bolaji Adebiyi.
The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha, as the new Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
“Mr. Mustapha is a lawyer with extensive experience in both private and public sectors in management positions. The appointment is for a term of four years in the first instance.”
Mustapha, who hails from Adamawa state, was a Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), one of the legacy parties that formed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was also Chairman of the APC 7-man committee that undertook the screening of 27 aspirants seeking to clinch the party’s gubernatorial ticket in the Kogi State last election.