|SALLY MBANEFO- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|
|OTUNBA SEGUN RUNSEWE- EX DG|
It's not the best of times currently at the NTDC(Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation) as the parastatal's erstwhile Director General, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, the very action packed and ebullient boss has been sacked and in his place another director has been appointed and has resumed immediately.
According to our findings, the removal of the man who has helped in no small ways to bring positive attention the way of Nigeria through his unrelenting works might be due to politics. The man many have come to refer to as ' Mr Tourism' we hear has not had it easy since the arrival of the Minister for Culture,Tourism & National Orientation, in the person of Chief Edem Duke, so bad was their falling out at a point about 2 years ago that the NTDC DG was temporarily removed, it took the intervention of some highly placed individuals to cause both sides to sheath their swords and Otunba Runsewe was returned to his post.
Now after nearly 2 years of that incidence, the now former DG has been removed finally and a friend of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim in the person of Sally Mbanefo has been appointed as the new DG. The gloriously gorgeous new Executive Director is a force to reckon with in her own right. The University of Lagos, 1986 Law graduate, has had about 25 years corporate professional experience in Banking, Manufacturing & Oil and Gas sectors. Till her latest appointment, she was an Executive Director at Keystone Bank Limited, before this appointment she had done well running her own companies and doing very well with them. Though many are of the opinion that the new DG is eminently qualified and would do a great job at her new appointemnt. They are wondering why someone of the caliber of Otunba Segun Runsewe, who helped in no small measure to inject life into a formerly comatose sector of the economy and who took to the job as if his whole existence depended on it and winning many awards on the job, could be removed so unceremoniously.
Anyways easy come easy go, bye-bye to the great man, tourism would miss you and welcome Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo, all eyes are on you now.