Kawu was appointed as NBC DG in 2016 Picture: @Kawu.Modibbo/Fb
The Director-Basic of the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee (NBC), Mr Modibbo Kawu, has been suspended on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This improvement comes months after the Unbiased Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) arraigned the NBC DG on corruption prices.
Sources on the NBC confirmed the information to Channels TV, revealing that essentially the most senior director within the fee has been directed to take over from the suspended DG.
“As you might be conscious, he’s being prosecuted by the ICPC for alleged corruption,” one of many sources mentioned.
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The ICPC had arraigned Mr Kawu in Might 2019 over his alleged complicity within the misapplication of the N2.5 billion seed grant for Digital Swap-Over (DSO) programme of the Federal Authorities.
Kawu, alongside the Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Restricted, Mr Fortunate Omoluwa and the Chief Working Officer of the identical firm, Mr Dipo Onifade, had been docked earlier than Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja.
The anti-corruption company, filed 12 prices in opposition to them, bordering on abuse of workplace, cash laundering and deceptive a public officer with the intent to defraud the federal authorities, in contravention of Part 26 (1) (c) of the Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Act, 2000 and punishable underneath Part 19 of the identical regulation.
President Buhari had appointed Mr Kawu, a journalist with many years of expertise because the NBC DG on Might 25, 2016.