President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution and renewal of the Governing Board for the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
According to a terse statement on Thursday by Femi Adesina, the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari okayed Mr James Olugbenga Akintola, who succeeds Mr Tunde Lemo as the new Board’s Chairman.
Earlier, Lemo, in a letter, voluntarily stepped down. Other members of the old board have had their terms renewed.
Mr Lemo conveyed his appreciation to President Buhari for the opportunity given to him to serve the country.
Meanwhile, Mr Akintola, the new chairman, had occupied similar positions in many states.
A multi-skilled construction professional, he had been Senior Special Assistant Infrastructure in Ogun State, Consultant to Kwara State, and Special Adviser Infrastructure in Oyo State.
He was also the Executive Chairman of Lagos State Public Works Corporation.
Akintola holds a B.Sc in Architecture from the University of Lagos, and an M.Sc in the same field from the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University.