Tukur resigned as PDP chairman last week
President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed the immediate past National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur, as Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.
Mr. Tukur last week resigned his position as National Chairman of the PDP. He has since been replaced with ex- Bauchi governor, Adamu Muazu, as PDP chairman.
Mr. Tukur’s appointment as Railway Corporation, NRC, chairman was announced in a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sam Nwaobasi.
The position of NRC chairman was formerly held by Kawu Baraje, the former factional chairman of the PDP who has since led his faction to fuse into the All Progressives Congress. Mr. Baraje had resigned as railway corporation chairman during the PDP crisis late 2013.
Mr. Jonathan, according to the statement, has also approved the appointment of Ghaji Ismaila Bello as Director-General of the National Population Commission with effect from January 8, 2014.
President Jonathan is currently away in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum.
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