Buhari Picks Audi as New NSCDC Commandant-General
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) now has a new Commandant-General and he is Mr Ahmed Abubakar Audi.
A statement issued on Thursday by the Director for Press and Public Relations at the Ministry of Interior, Mr Mohammed Manga, disclosed that the appointment of Mr Audi was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The statement signed on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, explained that the new Commandant-General was chosen by the President following the retirement of Mr Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu from service.
Mr Audi was described as the most qualified officer for the position. He was said to have undergone a transparent selection process and emerged the best candidate.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi as the new Commandant-General of NSCDC following the retirement from service of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu,” the statement said.
“Ahmed Audi emerged the top best candidate out of those that went through the transparent selection process initiated by the Ministry of Interior through the board to ensure that the most suitable among the top-ranking officers in the service was appointed to replace the out-going Commandant-General of the NSCDC,” it added.
In a related development, President Buhari has nominated Haliru Nababa as the new Controller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).
However, his appointment is subject to the confirmation of the Senate in line with the provision of the new Act establishing the Nigerian Correctional Service 2019, the statement said.
In the statement, the Minister of Interior, who doubles as the Chairman of Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB), “congratulated the new appointees.”
He urged them to “ensure full implementation of the mandate of their services as well as to ensure synergy with other security agencies in the country with the view to providing efficient internal security services and citizenship integrity for Nigerians and foreigners alike in line with the policy thrust of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.”
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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