Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Unveiling the new Abuja Information Management Systems (AGIS) Director, Hajiya Jamilah Tangaza (Plus the challenges ahead of her)

By Kelvin Adegbenga on 29/03/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 16,114

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the performing FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, approved the appointment of Hajiya Jamilah Tangaza as the Director of Abuja Information Management Systems (AGIS).

The minister said the appointment is aimed at placing the right people “in positions where their optimum contributions will impact positively to the overall performance of the FCT administration.”

Jamilah Tangaza, born in the Northern Nigerian city of Kano, where she had her early education, attending attended St Louis Primary School and St Louis Secondary School.

Hajiya Jamila Tangaza is a Fellow of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. She attended the prestigious Media Executive Programme of the Harvard Business School.

The new AGIS Director holds a Master of Science degree in Management, Organisations and Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Bayero University Kano (BUK), Nigeria. Tangaza has had extensive training in numerous Information Technology applications. She was formerly the Senior Special Assistant to the Minister on Information Management Systems.

This particular job will utilise Hajia Jamilah’s people skills, her education, her managerial as well as leadership training and experience. For her, AGIS will certainly be a new, fresh vista that will be challenging. Challenging, because there will be elements in AGIS and beyond who will resist any effort to clean up the place because it will be against their interest. But Hajia Jamilah is no push over.

It is on record that when she was with BBC in London, she reformed the then highly reactionary and conservative BBC Hausa Service and turned it into a modern technology-driven multi-platform content provider. She used Information Technology and technology innovations and applied them in content generation and production for a complex market such as Nigeria.

Above all, however, what will make Hajia Jamilah succeed in this new job is not just her technocratic pedigree but her pro-good governance, transparency and social justice stance as had been demonstrated over the 20 years of her career as a grassroots-oriented media practitioner. While I pray for Hajia Jamilah’s success to clean up a place that has been riddled with allegations of corruption, we hope that the FCT leadership will support her to achieve just what the Hon. Minister has assigned her to do which in his words are creating “optimum contributions that will impact positively on overall performance of FCT” – and, of course, its residents.

Once again, I congratulate you, Ma, and wish you a very successful tenure.

*Adegbenga is an Auja-based Public Affairs Analyst. He can be reached via
Photo: New AGIS Director, Hajiya Jamila Tangaza.

Source News Express

Posted 29/03/2013 8:39:26 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Patients send SOS to FG as strike cripples...

APC peace moves run into hitch as Tinubu...

UBA wins Most Innovative Bank of the Year...

Khashoggi's corpse went down the drains: Report

Angry youths stone Governor, convoy

Breaking News: Kidnappers go for late President Yar’Adua’s...

100 Bills scale first reading in House of...

Mimiko approves payment of December salary to Ondo...

Taraba Governor and Acting Governor face impeachment

Shell to make final investment call on Nigeria...

Jonathan setting traps for Buhari, says Rivers APC...

Indian environmental expert to lecture in Rivers, Abuja...


Latest News Presidency: Why it must be Atiku, By Daniel C Nwokwu Buhari makes new appointments, confirms others Governors can pay N30,000 minimum wage: Oshiomhole Imo Gov Race: Okorocha raises alarm over alleged fake court order Nigeria collapsing under Buhari — CLO Court of Appeal reduces jail terms of ex-governors Dariye, Nyame Army builds detention centre for Boko Haram fighters Buhari: I am on track to achieving my plans for Nigeria Nigeria, Uganda friendly tickets now on sale •Stephen Keshi International Stadium Asaba is venue Let’s not plunge Rivers into violence — Abe ‘Stop advertising your ignorance’ — Atiku/Obi Advocacy Group chides Buhari Media Organisation Delta APC factional chairs disagree over reconciliation committee


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (420,956 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (389,956 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (322,826 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (271,531 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (244,065 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,465 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (209,004 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,464 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (175,833 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,544 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (165,024 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (151,947 views)


Zenith Zero Balance First Bank banner


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (73) Business & Economy (3,794) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (963) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (566) Features (669) Global Business Monitor (309) International (2,684) Interview (166) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (35) News (40,588) Opinion (1,141) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,744) Religion (900) Sports (1,774) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera