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President Tinubu Makes 14 New Appointments



President Bola Tinubu has approved 14 new appointments for heads of agencies under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu’s action took roots from his focus on establishing the nation’s economic survival on trade expansion, using the small, medium and large scale industries as springboard.

The statement further noted that the appointments take immediate effect, even as it said that President Tinubu would expect optimal delivery by all the appointees as they set at their new tasks.

Among the agencies welcoming new Chief Executives are the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), which now has Hussaini Ishaq Magaji (SAN) as Registrar-General/Chief Executive Officer; and Small & Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), headed by Charles Odii as Director-General.

“President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of new Chief Executive Officers of several agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, in line with his resolve to base Nigeria’s economic revival on the foundation of trade expansion through small, medium and large scale industry facilitation in the country:

“Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) — Hussaini Ishaq Magaji, SAN; Industrial Training Fund (ITF) — Afiz Ogun Oluwatoyin: National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) — Kamar Bakrin; Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) — Olufemi Ogunyemi; Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) — Nonye Ayeni.
“Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) — Aisha Rimi; Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA) — Bamanga Usman Jada; Small & Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) — Charles Odii; Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) — Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke.

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“Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) — Rabiu Olowo; Nigeria Commodities Exchange (NCE) — Anthony Atuche, CFA; Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFCMB) — Veronica Safiya Ndanusa; Tafawa Balewa Square Management Board (TBSMB) — Lucia Shittu; National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) — Oluwemimo Joseph Osanipin

“In view of the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration, President Bola Tinubu expects all new appointees in this critical sector to optimally deliver in accordance with new key performance indicating benchmarks as established by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.

“By this directive of the President, all of the above listed appointments take immediate effect,”the statement reads.

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