Buhari reappoints NIPC boss Umar for another five-year term


The Chairman, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retired), on Tuesday approved the appointment of Saratu Umar as Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission for a further five-year term.

This is according to a statement signed Tuesday evening by the President’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari appoints Hajiya Sarath Uma for another five-year term at the NIPC.”

According to Shehu, “Saratu Umar was first appointed to this position in July 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and an MBA in Finance and Banking.

“She is trained locally and internationally in all essential aspects of her career, as well as in leadership, strategy, general management, risk management and corporate governance.

“Saratu Umar is a technocrat, reformer, strategist, economist, investment promotion expert, export development specialist, with experience in the banking and finance, investment and consultancy segments of the public and public sectors. private from Nigeria.”

During her short tenure as Executive Secretary, Umar is said to have “transformed the NIPC into a world-class investment agency and minimized revenue leakages, saving the country 500 billion naira, for which she has received a commendation from the Taxation and Revenue Mobilization Allocation Commission.

His appointment takes effect immediately.

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