Buhari appoints new CEO for Nigerian Export Promotion Council

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Ezra Yakusak as the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC).

Yakusak will be taking over from Segun Awolowo, who was re-appointed the Chief Executive Officer of NEPC in February 2018.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Tuesday in Abuja, reported by the News Agency of Nigeria.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Shehu said that the appointment would be for an initial term of four years, in accordance with the provision of Section 7 (1) of the NEPC (Establishment) Act, 1987, and is expected to take effect from November 27, 2021.

The statement from the Presidential Media aide also says, “Until his appointment, Yakusak, who holds a PhD in commercial law from Ahmadu Bello University, was the Director, Policy and Strategy, NEPC. He has also served as Secretary to the Governing Board of the Council.”

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