Nigeria Governors Forum’s DG, Asishana Okauru retires

Asishana Okauru, the director general of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat, has retired from active service.

Okauru announced his retirement on Saturday in a letter addressed to the forum titled, “Notice of Voluntary Retirement.”

His retirement will be effective Monday, July 1, 2024, and pre-retirement leave is scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2024.

Okauru expressed his gratitude for the support he has received throughout his tenure.

“I deeply appreciate your invaluable support during my journey as Director General,” he stated.

“I wish to formally inform you of my voluntary retirement from the service of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat on Friday 17 May 2024 effective Monday 1 July 2024.

“My pre-retirement leave commences on Monday 20 May 2024.

“I deeply appreciate your invaluable support during my journey as director general. Thank you and my very best wishes,” the statement read.

NGF, a coalition of the governors of the 36 states of Nigeria, is expected to initiate the process of appointing a successor.

Checks reveal that Okauru began his career at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2003 as a foundation staff and later became the pioneer Director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), serving until November 2008.

Prior to this, he worked at Arthur Andersen & Co., Nigeria, and IBM in the USA as an Operations Analyst and e-Business Analyst.

He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), a Law degree from the University of Ibadan, and a joint Masters degree in Business Administration and Information Science from North Carolina Central University (NCCU), USA.

Okauru was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989.

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