President Bola Tinubu has appointed top journalist, artiste and communication lecturer, Dr Shaibu Husseini as director-general of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).
President Tinubu also approved the appointment of 10 other new Chief Executive Officers (CEO) for agencies under the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy.
This was revealed in a statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Friday.
According to the statement, the appointed CEOs are Tony Akerele, who was appointed as the Director-General, National Theatre; Obi Asika, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture; Aisha Adamu Augie, Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Culture; and Ekpolador-Ebi Koinyan, Chief Conservator, National War Museum.
Others are Ahmed Sodangi, Director-General, National Gallery of Art; Chaliya Shagaya, Director-General, National Institute of Archaeology and Museums Studies; Hajiya Khaltume Bulama Gana, Artistic Director, National Troupe of Nigeria; Otunba Biodun Ajiboye, Director-General, National Institute for Cultural Orientation; Ali Nuhu, Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation; and Ramatu Abonbo Mohammed, Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments
Husseini holds a Doctorate degree in Mass Communication of the University of Lagos. He was educated at the Lagos State University School of Communication and at the University of Lagos where he earned a BSc (First Class) in Mass Communication and an MSc (Distinction) respectively. He has been described as the “most consistent documentarist” on Nollywood-related topics.
In 2010, he published his book, titled Moviedom, that narrates the developmental stages of Nollywood. He was the head of board of jury in 2017 at Africa Movie Academy Awards.
In 2014, he was honoured for his contributions to the development of Nigerian Film Industry by Nollywood Film Festival in Germany. He has been the chairman of the college of screeners and a member of jury board of Africa Movie Academy Awards for many years.