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.

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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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