The Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Professor Mohammed Haruna, has been ordered to vacate the office with immediate effect.
President Muhammadu Buhari gave this order barely 48 hours after he had extended his tenure of office.
Haruna who had completed two terms in office and was expected to hand over to a successor at the expiration of his tenure this week got a 2-year extension. It is however unclear what prompted President Buhari to rescind Haruna’s tenure extension.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who announced the reversal, said the decision was “due to the fact he has completed two tenures of five years each” in office. He gave no reason why Haruna’s tenure was extended in the first instance.
Mustapha directed the NASENI boss to “immediately hand over his office to the next most senior officer in the establishment.”
The SGF added, “The President appreciates the contributions of Professor Haruna in the development of the engineering infrastructure sub-sector of the economy, and wishes him success in his future endeavours.