The director-general of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim, has officially relinquished his role after eight years of service.
In a brief ceremony held at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, Ibrahim handed over the reins to the most senior director responsible for technology innovation and commercialization at the agency, Dr. Idoreyin Imiyoho. He took a moment to express his heartfelt appreciation to the agency’s management and dedicated staff for their unwavering support during his two-term tenure as director-general. He also extended his prayers, hoping that God would provide guidance to the new leadership and ensure their continued success in managing the affairs of the office.
Upon receiving the handing-over notes, acting director-general, Dr. Idoreyin Imiyoho, acknowledged the outgoing DG for the notable accomplishments achieved during his tenure. She offered her prayers for his future endeavours, seeking divine guidance and protection for him. Imiyoho also appealed for support from the office’s management and staff in her new capacity.
A statement issued by the agency’s deputy director of public relations and protocol, Solomon Nshem, revealed that Ibrahim assumed the role of DG at NOTAP on October 15, 2015, initially serving a four-year term. His remarkable leadership led to his reappointment for a second term on October 15, 2019, during the tenure of then-President Muhammadu Buhari.