President Bola Tinubu has withdrawn the nomination of Engr. Imam Kashim Imam to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

In a statement on Thursday, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, announced that the president had revoked the appointment.

“The President’s withdrawal of the above-mentioned nomination is directed with immediate effect. All other appointments to the Board and Executive Management team of FERMA are not affected by this directive,” the statement read.

The appointment of the 24-year-old fresh graduate had sparked reactions across the country.


While some Nigerians are praised President Tinubu for the appointment, others criticised him.

According to those who disagreed with the appointment, Imam lacked the experience and expertise to head a strategic organization.

The few who supported the appointment argued that the young man could learn on the job.