President Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment

President Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Ezra Yakusak to take over from Mr. Olusegun Awolowo as the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).

The fresh appointment was made public in a statement on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

He explained that the appointment is in accordance with the provision of Section 7 (1) of the NEPC (Establishment) Act, 1987, adding that it is for an initial term of four years

The appointment of Yakusak as the NEPC boss takes effect from 27th November, 2021.

Ezenwoko’s Blog understands until his latest appointment, Dr Yakusak, who holds a Ph.D. in commercial law from the Ahmadu Bello University, was the Director, Policy and Strategy, NEPC.

He has also served as Secretary to the Governing Board of the Council.

Meanwhile, the red chamber of the National Assembly has okayed the nomination of Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the chief judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court.

Baba-Yusuf was recommended for the position by President Muhammadu Buhari who last week, asked the Senate as constitutionally required to screen and confirm the nominee.

Buhari’s letter addressed to the lawmakers explained that the request for the confirmation of Baba Yusuf as Chief Judge of the FCT High Court was in accordance with the provision of Section 256(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigerian 1999 (as amended).

The Senate on Tuesday, following the presentation of a report by its committee on judiciary, human rights, and legal matters headed by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, confirmed Baba-Yusuf as the substantive chief judge of the FCT high court.

Senator Bamidele said Baba-Yusuf ticked all the boxes expected of him to be appointed and serve effectively in the position.

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