In his bid to drive reform and position Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) for optimal performance, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given his approval for the appointment of new Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) to oversee various agencies and departments within the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment.
Some of the agencies that will be getting new leadership include the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), and eleven other MDAs.
Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity stated in a statement that these appointments align with the President’s commitment to anchor the country’s economic resurgence on the pillars of expanding trade.
Among the individuals appointed is Hussaini Ishaq Magaji, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who will assume the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) leadership role.
Afiz Ogun Oluwatoyin — Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
Kamar Bakrin—National Sugar Development Council (NSDC)
Olufemi Ogunyemi— Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA)
Nonye Ayeni— Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC)
Aisha Rimi— Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
Bamanga Usman Jada— Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA
Charles Odii — the Small & Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)
Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke — Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
Rabiu Olowo— Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN)
Anthony Atuche—Nigeria Commodities Exchange (NCE)
Veronica Safiya Ndanusa — Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFCMB)
Lucia Shittu — Tafawa Balewa Square Management Board (TBSMB)
Oluwemimo Joseph Osanipin — National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC).
According to Ngelale, President 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.