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APC lauds Mustapha Habib’s appointment as new NEMA boss

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed excitement over the recent appointment of Ahmed Mustapha-Habib as the new Director-General National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu had announced the appointment of Mr Habibi as NEMA DG.

Mr Habib, a Business Administration graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, took over from the retired AVM Muhammadu Muhammad.

Releasing a congratulatory letter on Wednesday, the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, John James Akpanudoedehe, thanked the President for considering the new appointee worthy of the position.

The letter read: “I write to convey the felicitation of the National Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), H.E (Hon) Mai Mala Buni and the entire membership of the party on your appointment as the Director-General of NEMA.

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“This particular appointment is a demonstration of reward for party loyalty and recognition of selfless service to the country, attributes which clearly describe your persona.

“We trust in your capacity to acquit yourself creditably well in your new assignment.

“The party is quite appreciative of this gesture of Mr. President and wishes you the very best in this endeavour.”

The party noted that the new NEMA boss has extensive experience that spanned about 25 years across various sectors.

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He sits on the Board of various corporate, political and youth organisations, and was the national chairman of Progressive People’s Alliance between 2010 and 2011.

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An active player in the organisational and policy drives of the APC government, Mr Habib was a member of the Presidential Campaign Council in 2019 and national chairman of the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups since 2015.

He was also the vice-chairman of the federal government-run State Selection Committee on the Extended Special Public Works Programme in Jigawa state.

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