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Finally, Buhari appoints new Director-General for FIIRO

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the appointment of Dr Adamu Tutuwa as the substantive Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi FIIRO, Lagos.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Mrs. Monilola Udoh, on Friday in Lagos.

The statement said that Tutuwa was the Director of the Biotechnology Centre of the National Biotechnology Development Agency in Jalingo, Taraba, until her new appointment.

It added that Tutuwa’s vast experience in science research and development would come in handy as a veritable tool to give FIIRO a further push into the commonwealth of renowned scientific, technology and research nations.

“With her core competence in biotechnology and her affiliation to scientific donor agencies, hopes are high that her new constituency will benefit therein,” it said.

The statement stated that Tutuwa’s appointment takes effect from May 10, 2022, with a five-year non-renewable tenure.

Following an Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission report which indicted Igwe that he never had the doctorate in 2001, he was demoted to the position he held 18 years earlier.

Igwe, who was the institute’s acting Director-General, was demoted to the position of Chief Research Officer for making false claims to a doctorate from a Benin university.

He is being tried at an Ikeja High Court by the ICPC over the matter following orders from the Presidency.

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