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Tinubu appoints new CEOs of 14 agencies under Industry, Trade and Investment (Full List)

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

*The Federal Government says the fresh appointments of Chief Executive Officers of the agencies are in line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s resolve to ‘base Nigeria’s economic revival on the foundation of trade expansion through small, medium and large-scale industry facilitation’

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of new Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of several agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (ITI), in Nigeria.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser (SA) to the President on Media and Publicity, Friday, October 13, 2023, stated that the fresh appointments of heads of the Federal Government’s parastatals are in line with President  Tinubu’s resolve to “base Nigeria’s economic revival on the foundation of trade expansion through small, medium and large scale industry facilitation in the country.”

The Presidential media aide listed the new CEOs of the 14 affected agencies as follows:

  1. Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) — Hussaini Ishaq Magaji, SAN
  2. Industrial Training Fund (ITF) — Afiz Ogun Oluwatoyin
  3. National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) — Kamar Bakrin
  4. Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) — Olufemi Ogunyemi
  5. Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) — Nonye Ayeni
  6. Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) — Aisha Rimi
  7. Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA) — Bamanga Usman Jada
  8. Small & Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) — Charles Odii
  9. Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) — Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke
  10. Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) — Rabiu Olowo
  11. Nigeria Commodities Exchange (NCE) — Anthony Atuche, CFA
  12. Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFCMB) — Veronica Safiya Ndanusa
  13. Tafawa Balewa Square Management Board (TBSMB) — Lucia Shittu
  14. National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) — Oluwemimo Joseph Osanipin.

The Special Adviser also stated that in view of the ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ of his administration, President Tinubu expects all new appointees in this critical sector of the Nigerian economy “to optimally deliver in accordance with new key performance indicating benchmarks as established by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.”

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

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