Buhari Chooses Retiring Police AIG as Senior Security Adviser
By Adedapo Adesanya
With less than two weeks to the end of his tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the retiring Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr Garba Baba Umar, as a Senior Security Adviser on International Police Cooperation and Counter-terrorism in the office of the Minister of Police Affairs.
According to the presidency, this is to enable Nigeria to keep the important position and make way for him to complete his nationally beneficial tenure as an Executive Member of the International Police Organization (Interpol).
A statement from the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said in approving his appointment, President Buhari took note of a precedent in which a former Executive Member, AIG Kamal Subair (Rtd) was retained in service by the Federal Government of Nigeria after retirement in 2018.
It was stated that during his tenure as a member of the Executive Committee, AIG Umar assisted Nigeria in many ways, with the hope that in the remaining year, he will even do more in securing equipment for crimes, border management and counter-terrorism for the country and in helping to get more Nigerians into important positions in the Interpol.
AIG Umar’s tenure at the Interpol ends in November 2024, and his new appointment as Senior Security Adviser takes effect from Monday, May 16, 2023.
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Aviation Minister Appoints Arise TV’s Amaka Udeh-Walker as GM NAMA
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
One of Arise TV’s correspondents, Mrs Amaka Udeh-Walker, has been appointed as General Manager for Public Affairs of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
The broadcast journalist was appointed for the position by the Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Siriki, according to a statement from the Ministry of Aviation.
She is one of those chosen by the Minister to lead some agencies in the sector as part of its reorganisation for efficiency.
Amaka Udeh Walker is a news anchor on Arise TV and was once the Head of Programmes at Hot 98.3 FM, where she oversaw the affairs of the Programs Department and Presenters.
She joined Arise TV in 2018 and has risen to be one of its top members of staff.
At NAMA, she will work directly with the Director General/CEO, Mr Tayib Odunowo.
Buhari Appoints Madein as New Accountant-General
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Mrs Oluwatoyin Sakirat Madein has been appointed as the new and substantive Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF).
She is replacing the former occupier of the seat, Mr Idris Ahmed, who was suspended over allegations of corruption and embezzlement of public funds.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi Ahmed, disclosed that the appointment of the new AGF is with effect from Thursday, May 18, 2023.
According to the statement, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, confirmed the appointment of Mrs Madein.
This followed the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Prior to her appointment, Mr Sylva Okolieboh had been acting as the Accountant-General of the Federation.
Aspiring Professionals Get Latest Work Trends at Interswitch Career Fair
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
It was an exciting moment for aspiring professionals at the 2023 Interswitch Career Fair last Saturday at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.
Participants were equipped with the latest trends in the industry, as they learned from experts on the panel, who discussed various topics relating to career development and growth.
Some of them included Franklin Ali, Chief Human Resources Officer, Interswitch Nigeria; Akeem Lawal, MD, Interswitch Payment Processing and Switching (Interswitch Purepay); Damilola Olokesusi, Co-Founder/CEO Shuttlers; Halima Usman, Divisional Head, Core Operations, Interswitch; Adaobi Okerekeocha, Chief Innovation Officer, Interswitch; Ivie Temitayo-Ibitoye, Head of Employee Relations, Sahara Group and Sikemi Tayo, CEO, Kit for Professionals.
They explored trends around relevant subject matters such as navigating the Nigerian job market, career acceleration in today’s digital age, innovation in the workplace and navigating the world of tech as a woman.
During the job fair segment, attendees were given the opportunity to interact with company representatives stationed at the various booths set up to satisfy their career curiosities and employment potentials at The Switch.
Speaking about the event, which was themed The Future of Work, Franklin Ali explained Interswitch’s commitment to supporting Nigeria’s expanding workforce by empowering them through initiatives such as the Career Fair.
He stated that the Interswitch Career Fair 2.0 was a great success and a significant milestone for them at Interswitch.
“We are committed to empowering talented young people in Nigeria, and this event was an opportunity for us to equip aspiring professionals with the latest work trends and point them towards the right opportunities,” he added.
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