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Sanwo-Olu Appoints Osinaike LASPPPA Manager



Kehinde Osinaike LASPPPA

By Adedapo Adesanya

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has appointed Mr Kehinde Osinaike as the General Manager of the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA).

Mr Osinaike’s appointment was contained in a letter LGS/HOS/178/Vol.X/30 issued on Friday by the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, and it takes immediate effect.

Mr Muri-Okunola said the appointment was in cognisance of his impressive track records.

According to him, Mr Sonaike succeeds the former General Manager of the agency, Mrs Funmi Osifuye, who retired from the position.

He urged the new general manager to continue to justify the confidence reposed on him by the governor, charging him also to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the delivery on the authority’s mandate.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Osinaike was a Special Assistant to the State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development.

He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners and a member of the Town Planners Registration Council.

The appointee holds a Master of Science in Public Administration from the Lagos State University, LASU.

Mr Osinaike had served in various capacities including, Project Officer, Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority; Secretary, Committee on Review of Draft Copy of Lagos State Urban and Regional and Development Law and Regulations, 2005 and Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.

He also served as Acting Head, Physical Planning, Research and Statistics, Lagos State Physical Planning Development Authority; Recommending Officer, Eko Planning District Office, Lagos State Physical Planning Development Authority and Project Officer, Preparation of Agege/Ifako-Ijaiye Model City Plan.

The new LASPPPA chief was also a District Officer, Planning District Offices Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority; Supervising Director, Development Permit Department, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority.

He was Head, Monitoring and Compliance Unit, Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority and Secretary, Special Operation, Governor’s Office.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.


Aviation Minister Appoints Arise TV’s Amaka Udeh-Walker as GM NAMA



Amaka Udeh-Walker

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.

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Buhari Appoints Madein as New Accountant-General



Oluwatoyin Sakirat Madein

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.

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Aspiring Professionals Get Latest Work Trends at Interswitch Career Fair



2023 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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