President Appoints New Heads for NIPC, CAC, ITF, SMEDAN, 10 Other Ministry of Industry’s Agencies

*Onanuga named Special Adviser, Information & Strategy 

*Kashim Imam’s son heads FERMA’s Board

Our Correspondents

President Bola Tinubu has approved the immediate appointment of new Chief Executive Officers for 14 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.

On the same day, the president approved the appointment of an 11-man Governing Board and Management team for the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), with Imam, the son of businessman/politician, Kashim Imam as Chairman.
Highly experienced journalist and Editor, Bayo Onanuga, was also announced as the Special Adviser, Information and Strategy, to the President, while Ms. Delu Bulus Yakubu was named Senior Special Assistant to the President on Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

According to a statement issued yesterday by presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, the new helmsmen of the 14 agencies are: Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Hussaini Ishaq Magaji; 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 and Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA), Bamanga Usman Jada.

Others are Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Charles Odii; Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke;
Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), Rabiu Olowo; Nigeria Commodities Exchange (NCE), Anthony Atuche; Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFCMB), Veronica Safiya Ndanusa; Tafawa Balewa Square Management Board (TBSMB), Lucia Shittu and National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Oluwemimo Joseph Osanipin.
The statement added: “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.”

Imam Heads FERMA Board
 Meanwhile, President Tinubu has approved the appointment of an 11-man Governing Board and Management team of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) for a renewable term of four years, in accordance with Section 2(3) of the FERMA Amendment Act, 2007.
The President, in a statement yesterday, listed Imam, the son of Kashim Imam, as the new Chairman of FERMA’s Board.
Imam is a First-class mechanical engineering graduate from the university of Sussex.

Members of the Board are the Managing Director of FERMA, Chukwuemeka Agbasi; Yusuf Lawal Othman representing NARTO; Ibi Terna Manasseh representing FMW; ACM Shehu Mohammed representing FRSC; Babatunde Daramola-Oniru, representing the Ministry of Finance and Preye Oseke representing South-south.
 Others are member (South-west), Oye Ojobe; member (South-east), Dr. Kenneth Ugbala; member (North-central), Senator Timothy Adudu; member (North-east), Abubakar Bappa and member (North-west), Aminu Adamu Papa.
“President Tinubu expects the new appointees to achieve integrous and competent service delivery, given the central role that the institution will play in the sustainable health of growth-enabling infrastructure nationwide,” said the statement.

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