President Buhari Makes Two Powerful Appointments, Few Days to Leave Office

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The Federal Government has appointed Dr Nasir Olaitan Raji-Mustapha as the Director General of the National Productivity Centre (NPC).

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige presented the letter of appointment to the new NPC Director-General today in his office.

The letter, dated May 2, 2023 and signed by Ngige, read: "Appointment as the Director-General of the National Productivity Centre.

"In accordance with the provisions of Section 5 of the National Productivity Centre Act, Cap 70, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN), 2004; Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved your appointment as the new Director-General of the NPC.

"You shall hold office for four years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for a period of four years. Your current appointment takes effect from May 19, 2023 when the tenure of the incumbent Director-General is expected to expire."

Accepting the appointment, the new DG thanked the President and the Honourable Minister for finding him worthy of the appointment and promised to take the centre to greater heights in order to realise its mandate.

Until his new appointment, Raji-Mustapha was the Director of Procurement in the Centre. He was at different times, Deputy Director and Assistant Director under various capacities, during which he handled numerous important and strategic assignments, geared towards enhancing national productivity.

Raji-Mustapha joined the Centre in 1994 as a Senior Productivity Research Officer, Agriculture and Rural Productivity Department, Abuja.

Before entering the public service, he was a Lecturer at Alemaya University (Now Haramaya University), from 2002 to 2004 under the Ethiopia-Nigerian Technical Aid Corp Volunteer.

His academic qualifications include a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Applied Entomology and Parasitology, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M) and West African School Certificate. As a scholar, he published three books and no fewer than six articles in both local and international journals.

The institutions attended by Raji-Mustapha include University of Jos, Plateau State, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nassarawa State University and Olalomi Comprehensive College, Offa, Kwara State, among others. He has also attended numerous local and international trainings and workshops.

Raji-Mustapha has equally won numerous prizes and awards, including the National Productivity Merit Award of the National Productivity Centre, Best M.Sc. Student in Applied Entomology and Parasitology in Unijos (1995) and Best MBA Student, Nassarawa State University Keffi (2019), among others.

FERMA Get New Board Chairman

Also, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution and renewal of the Governing Board for the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

The new Chairman of the Board is Mr James Olugbenga Akintola, who succeeds Mr Tunde Lemo, after the latter voluntarily stepped down. Other members of the old Board have their terms renewed.

Mr Lemo conveys his appreciation to President Buhari for the opportunity given him to serve the country.
Mr Akintola, the new Chairman, had occupied similar positions in many States. A multi-skilled construction professional, he had been Senior Special Assistant Infrastructure in Ogun State, Consultant to Kwara State, Special Adviser Infrastructure, Oyo State, Executive Chairman, Lagos State Public Works Corporation, among others. He holds a B.Sc Architecture from University of Lagos, and an M.Sc in the same field from the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University.

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Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 5/19/2023 3:53:49 AM

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