In a recent development, President Bola Tinubu has decided to withdraw the nomination of Engr. Imam Kashim Imam is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA). This decision was communicated by Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson, in a statement released on Thursday.
Imam Kashim Imam, a 24-year-old nominee, had been appointed by the President for a renewable term of four years, by Section 2(3) of the FERMA Amendment Act, 2007. However, the appointment raised concerns among various stakeholders, as many believed Imam lacked the requisite experience for the position.
Although the presidency did not provide a specific reason for this decision, Ngelale confirmed that the withdrawal of Imam’s nomination is immediate. It is important to note that this directive does not affect other appointments to the Board and Executive Management team of FERMA.
The statement issued by the presidential spokesperson read as follows: “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 nomination as mentioned above is directed with immediate effect. This directive does not affect all other appointments to the Board and Executive Management team of FERMA.”
This decision reflects the commitment of the administration to ensuring that appointments to critical positions are in line with the expectations and qualifications necessary for effective governance.