President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the reappointment of Bello Mahmud as the Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) for another four years tenure.
In a statement by the commission’s public affairs director, Churchill Williams, said the re-appointment followed earlier recommendations by the board of the commission and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga.
Debunking media reports alleging leadership tussle at the commission, Churchill said Mahmud’s reappointment was conveyed through a letter signed by the chairman of the board of the commission, Otunba Funso Lawal.
He said, “It is true that the tenure of Mahmud Bello as Registrar-General expired on 8th October, 2013 and the board approved the appointment of the most senior director, Effiong Esu as acting Registrar-General with effect from Wednesday 9th October.
“While Mr Esu was acting, the president approved the reappointment of Mr Bello Mahmud as Registrar-General; the appointment is with immediate effect. Mr Mahmud completed his first term of four years and is entitled to a reappointment for another term of four years at the discretion of Mr President.”
Williams added that “it is not true therefore, that the former Registrar-General came back to lay claim to the position. It is also misleading and untrue the news report that ‘crisis brews in CAC over succession’ and that there is tension in the commission.”