In a surprise move on Thursday, President Bola Tinubu directed the withdrawal of the nomination of Engr Imam Kashim Imam.
Imam was earlier appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
A statement by Ajuri Ngelale, Media Aide to the President, announced the withdrawal of Imam with immediate effect.
Ajuri noted that all other appointments to the board and executive management team of FERMA are not affected by this directive.
Recall that there had been backlash on the Federal Government for appointing Imam, believed to be 24 years old, into the board of FERMA.
Thursday’s withdrawal followed harsh criticism from some Nigerians who argued that Imam, though a first-class graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Brighton University in the UK, has no prior work experience.
Although the Presidency did not announce his replacement, it said the “withdrawal of the above-mentioned nomination is directed with immediate effect.”
“All other appointments to the Board and Executive Management team of FERMA are not affected by this directive,” the statement read.
There was no specific reason the presidency ordered the withdrawal of the nomination.