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National Women’s Centre yet to get acting DG


Mallam Abdulmalik Dawuda

Mallam Abdulmalik Dawuda

Over two weeks after the death of the Acting Director General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Mallam Abdulmalik Dawuda, the office of the Head of Service of the Federation (HOSF) is yet to approve an acting head for the centre to fill the vacuum.

A source told The Guardian that the most senior officer, the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr. Sadeeq Omar, who acted in the absence of Dawuda when he (Dawuda) travelled to Katsina before his death, was yet to be communicated by the office of the HOSF to officially act in that capacity.

In February, following a presidential order directing all the sacked heads of parastatals to hand over to the most senior executive in their the various organisations, Dawuda took over from former DG, Ms. Onyeka Onwenu in acting capacity until his death.

Contrary to some media reports that Dawuda was involved in a road accident that claimed his life, The Guardian authoritatively learnt that he died in a hospital of sudden illness while returning from an official assignment in Katsina State.

Public Relations Officer of the Centre, Mallam Mohammed Suleiman said, “Contrary to some media reports suggesting that Dawuda died in a road crash, I want to clearly state that he died at the Musawa General Hospital in Musawa Council of Katsina State.

“Those reporting that he died from an accident did not take their time to verify the information they obtained when the news broke, neither did such falsehood emanate from me.”

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