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by Victor Ndubuisi

Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has praised Imam Ibrahim Kashim-Imam’s nomination as Chairman of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

According to Section 2(3) of the FERMA Amendment Act, 2007, the appointment is intended to serve for a renewable period of four (4) years, according to presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale.

In a post on his X handle on Saturday, Fani-Kayode stated that Kashim-Imam’s appointment as Chairman of FERMA had sincerely inspired and motivated him.

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He remarked that the appointment brings hope to the younger generation and plainly demonstrates that Nigeria rewards and employs highly qualified and well-bred individuals.


As a result, the former minister prayed that God would guide and lead him in his new position, and he begged all men and women of goodwill to pray for him since his success is Nigeria’s success.

He wrote: “I am deeply inspired and encouraged by the appointment of our son Imam Ibrahim Kashim-Imam as the Chairman of FERMA.

“This gives hope to the younger generation and clearly shows that Nigeria rewards and utilises the talents of those who are highly qualified and who have a good pedigree.

“I have known Ibrahim since he was born 25 years ago, and I can testify to his ability, excellence and brilliance.

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“His distinguished and highly respected grandfather, Alhaji Ibrahim Imam, was a great force in the politics of the First Republic, Secretary of the then-ruling NPC, one of the founders and patrons of the Borno Youth Movement and a leading member of the Northern House of Assembly.

“His equally illustrious father, one of my oldest and dearest friends and brothers, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, is a dogged fighter and first-class politician and one of those who contributed so much to the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the presidential election.


“He is also one of the most brilliant, forthright, reliable, honest, courageous and credible forces in Nigerian politics today, he served as Special Advisor and Senate Presidential Liason Officer in the Government of President Olusegun Obasanjo and served as Chairman of TETFUND in President Muhamadu Buhari’s administration.

“I have little doubt that Ibrahim will follow in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps and do exceedingly well.

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“I thank Mr. President for the great opportunity that he has given this young and gifted man who got a first-class degree in Engineering at Brighton University in the UK just a few years ago and followed it up with his Masters.

“May God guide and lead him in this great national assignment, and may he go from strength to strength.

“I would urge all men and women of goodwill to pray for him because his success is Nigeria’s success.”



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