Tinubu appoints New Director General For SON
By Jerry Aguigbo
makes other critical appointments
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Ifeanyi Chukwunonso Okeke as the new Director General of the Standards Organization of Nigeria, SON.
Okeke takes over from the former Director General, Mallam Farouk Salim whose appointment as DG took effect in 2019, as ratified by the former President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Bola Tinubu, who is tinkering with trade expansion through small, medium and large scale industry facilitation in Nigeria as a basis for economic revival, also approved the appointment of new Chief Executive Officers of several agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
Other agencies, parastatals affected and those appointed as confirmed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale are: 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 and Nigeria Export Promotion Council, NEPC — Nonye Ayeni.
Others are: Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, NIPC — Aisha Rimi; Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority, OGFZA — Bamanga Usman Jada; Small & Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN — Charles Odii; Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN — Rabiu Olowo; Nigeria Commodities Exchange, NCE — Anthony Atuche, CFA; 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.
“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.”
“By this directive of the president, all of the above listed appointments take immediate effect”, Ngelale said.