Tinubu Sacks Kashim Imam as FERMA Board Chairman

President Bola Tinubu has withdrawn the nomination of Engr. Imam Kashim Imam as the Chairman designate of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

The withdrawal of Imam is with immediate effect according to a statement issued on Thursday by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale.

“President Bola Tinubu has directed the withdrawal of the nomination of Engr. Imam Kashim Imam to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

“The President’s withdrawal of the above-mentioned nomination is directed with immediate effect.

“All other appointments to the Board and Executive Management team of FERMA are not affected by this directive,” the statement read.

According to sources at the presidency, Engr. Kashim a son of the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund) was nominated by the Minister for Works, Engr. David Umahi without the  consent of President Tinubu

Kashim until his nomination was a Special Assistant to the Minister for Works, Engr David Umahi.

The nomination of Imam who is barely 25 years old has drawn a lot of criticism from the Nigerian public with several commentators condemning the appointment as unmerited and a slap on the professional competence of the management of FERMA.

Imam Ibrahim Kashim Imam graduated with first-class Mechanical Engineering graduate from Brighton University. He completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in August in 2022.

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