President Muhammadu Buhari , has approved the appointment of Balarabe Shehu Ilelah as the new Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

Mohammed said Ilelah’s appointment “is for a tenure of five years in the first instance.”

Ilelah replaces erstwhile DG, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, amid a Twitter ban issued by the Federal Government.

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