- President Buhari has appointed a new MD/CEO for Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)
- Aminu Umar-Sadiq was appointed as NSIA's MD/CEO by the Nigerian leader following the expiration of Uche Orji's tenure
- President Buhari also approved the appointments of Kolawole Owodunni and Bisi Makoju as executive directors
Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, a media aide to the finance minister, made this known in a statement released on Monday, October 3.
Umar-Sadiq was appointed to head the NSIA following the expiration of the tenure of Uche Orji, TheCable reported.
Legit.ng gathers that Orji's tenure expired on September 30, 2022, after serving two five-year terms. He was first appointed on October 2, 2012.
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Who is Aminu Umar-Sadiq?
Aminu Umar-Sadiq is a former executive director and head of infrastructure at NSIA.
He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering Sciences from the University of Oxford (Saint John’s College), Oxford, United Kingdom (UK).
He is Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow (ATLF) and also Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF).
He has a vast experience in the investment and infrastructure industry.
Buhari appoints executive directors for NSIA
Meanwhile, President Buhari also approved the appointment of Kolawole Owodunni and Bisi Makoju as executive directors.
Makoju is a financial expert with vast experience in risk management, while Owodunni is a professional in the financial services sector with an emphasis in investment management, risk management and treasury.
“They are all expected to help steer and transform the investment and infrastructure industry and propel the sector to a high pedestal,” the statement added.
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President Buhari makes new appointment, sends letter to Senate
In another related development, President Buhari forwarded the name of Muhammad Sabo Lamido to the Senate as Executive Commissioner, Finance and Accounts, for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission.
The president’s media aide, Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement on Monday, August 8, in Abuja,
Buhari, in a letter addressed to President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan, said Lamido was being nominated due to the death of Hassan Gambo, who occupied the position until his demise.