JUST IN: President Buhari makes new appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Adesoji Adesugba as the new Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA).

The Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, made this known in a letter, dated 26th June 2020 and addressed to the Minister of Trade and Investment, Julius Toba-Jegede.

Reacting to the appointment in a statement on Tuesday by his media aide, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, the minister commended the President for appointing Adesugba into the new position.

The minister also said he was confident Adesugba’s experience and academic exposure will add value to NEPZA, urging the new appointee to operate with an open-door policy.

Profile of Adesugba

Adesugba is an accomplished specialist in Investment Promotion and Economic Development, who is known for his proficiency in organizational development and institutional reforms.

He has combined the best in private sector entrepreneurial acumen with an expert ability to navigate public sector practice.

Adesugba is the National Legal Adviser of the National Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and the Chairman of its Education Committee.

He lectures part-time as a Professor of Business Administration at the Roegate College in Dublin, Ireland, and also lectured Investment Promotion at the Baden International Business School, Baden, Switzerland.

Until recently, he was a visiting Professor at the American University of West Africa, Banjul Gambia. Adesugba is the founder and the Provost at the Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology (BEST) Centre and a Vice President at the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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