BREAKING: Buhari appoints Dembos as NTA Director-General

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Salihu Dembos as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

According to him, the appointment is for a tenure of three years in the first instance.

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Until his appointment, Mr. Dembos was the Executive Director, Marketing, of the NTA.

Mr. Dembos’ career as a media professional spans over 20 years.

He has served as General Manager of two NTA Stations, in Lokoja and Kano; and as Zonal Director,
NTA, Kaduna, among other appointments.

The appointment came after the tenure of Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed has expired.

Yakubu Mohammed who was appointed the DG in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari, joined the services of the NTA Jos in 1977 as Current Affairs Producer.

He later held various senior management positions, among which were Controller News and Current Affairs, NTA, Jos; General Manager, NTA Bauchi; Director of News, NTA headquarters; and Executive Director Special Services, NTA headquarters, before his retirement in 2012.

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