President Bola Tinubu has appointed Ibrahim Adepoju Adeyanju as the new Managing Director/CEO of Galaxy Backbone Limited, the company responsible for providing connectivity services to government institutions and agencies across Nigeria. It was formerly under the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy but now supervised by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).

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The development ends weeks of speculation over who gets appointed and from which region of Nigeria’s six geo-political zones.

Other appointments in Galaxy Backbone made known in a statement on Thursday by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, include:

  • Mohammed Sani Ibrahim — Executive Director, Finance & Corporate Services
  • Olusegun Olulade — Executive Director, Customer Centricity & Marketing
  • Olumbe Akinkugbe — Executive Director, Digital Exploration & Technical Services.

The President also approved members of new management teams for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) limited under the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy.


Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

  • Abraham Oshadami — Executive Commissioner, Technical Services
  • Rimini Makama — Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management
  • Opeyemi Dele-Ajayi — President/CEO, Digital Bridge Institute

Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited

  • Abiodun Attah — Executive Director, Technical Services
  • Aisha Abdullahi — Executive Director, Finance & Administration
  • Jaiyeola Awokoya — Executive Director, Marketing & Business Development

“With the reconstitution of the management teams in these agencies, President Tinubu anticipates that these seasoned professionals will deliver excellent service to elevate the impact of the digital economy sector on the socio-economic development of the nation,” Ngelale stated.


Ibrahim Adeyanju as the new CEO of Galaxy Backbone Limited.

Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesperson, named Adeyanju as the new CEO of Galaxy Backbone, among other new management teams of agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

Quick Brief on Ibrahim Adepoju Adeyanju 

  • Adeyanju is already part of Galaxy Backbone as the Executive Director of Digital Exploration and Technical Services. His appointment is an elevation within the system
  • The former lecturere at Federal University Oye, Ekiti has PhD in Computing from Robert Gordon University
  • He has proficiency in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Data Mining

Gbenga Alade leads AMCON as new MD/CEO

President Tinubu similarly approved a new management team for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate. The new team will be led by Gbenga Alade as  Managing Director/CEO.

Others are:

  • Aminu Ismail — Executive Director
  • Adeshola Lamidi — Executive Director
  • Lucky Adaghe — Executive Director

“The President expects unflagging dedication, professionalism, and dutifulness from the new appointees so as to ensure that the operations of AMCON are more efficient, transparent, and in consonance with his determination to sanitize the nation’s financial system to maximize value and enhance investor confidence in the Nigerian economy,” Ngelale added.

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