NFVCB creates new directorates, promotes officers

For greater efficiency of service, and in line with the recent promotions in the agency, the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has created three new directorates – ICT, Research and Library Services; Planning and Media Literacy; and Operations.

The departments, carved out of the existing ones to accommodate the new directors, will be headed by Ejike Joseph Ochogwu, Deborah Malgwi and Bola Athar respectively – who were recently promoted from deputy directors to directors, the NFVCB Director of Administration, Chigozie Uwaezuoke, disclosed in a statement.

Six other assistant directors were also promoted to deputy directors, while five senior officers were promoted to assistant directors, as well as 143 others across different cadres following their success in the 2019 promotion exercise conducted by the Senior Management Committee (SMC) and ratified by the NFVCB Governing Council.

The new deputy directors are Agu Sunday M, Ononobi Peace, Odeh Hubert, Nzekwu Francis, Azi Chinedu, and Inwang Effiong Okon, while the new assistant directors are Ozoana Nnamdi Williams, Ogbeifun Tabitha Otaniyen, Akunka Sokoulea Mercy, Nasir Hasina Dahiru and Nbona Aladi Julia.

Similarly, five members of staff were converted from different cadres, while two appointments were confirmed according to civil service procedure, the statement added.

Speaking on the promotions, the NFVCB Executive Director and SMC Chairman, Adedayo Thomas, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed, for promptly approving list.

He urged the beneficiaries to rededicate themselves to service with full cooperation and unflinching support, adding that new approaches and strategies would be required as they take on their new and challenging roles.

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