Tinubu Appoints New Heads of 16 Agencies Under Trade Ministry

President Bola Tinubu has announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) for 16 agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment.

The appointments came to light on Friday through a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

According to Ngelale, the appointments are in line with Tinubu’s vision to revive Nigeria’s economy through trade expansion and industrial development. He said the new appointees are expected to deliver optimal performance in accordance with the key performance indicators established by the ministry.

The newly appointed CEOs and their respective agencies are as follows:

  • 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 and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA)—Bamanga Usman Jada
  • 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 (NCX)—Anthony Atuche, CFA
  • Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC)—Veronica Safiya Ndanusa
  • Tafawa Balewa Square Management Board (TBSMB)—Lucia Shittu
  • National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC)—Oluwemimo Joseph Osanipin
  • Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)—Hadiza Bala Usman
  • Consumer Protection Council (CPC)—Babatunde Irukera

The statement also congratulated the outgoing CEOs for their service and contributions to the nation’s economic growth. It urged them to ensure a smooth transition and handover to their successors.

The President expressed confidence that the new appointees would bring their wealth of experience and expertise to bear on their respective mandates. He also charged them to work in synergy with the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, and other stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the ministry.

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