After a five-year term, Yewande Sadiku, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), handed over her position to Emeka Offor on Friday. Offor will serve as the NIPC’s Acting Executive Secretary.
The handover ceremony was place at the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment and was overseen by Maryam Katagum, Minister of State.
On Sunday, the commission’s spokesperson, Daniel Awurum, confirmed the news to our Abuja correspondent.
“Yewande handed over to Emeka Offor at the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment on Friday,” he stated. She finished her term on Friday and turned over in a peaceful manner.”
The outgoing NIPC president said she was proud of her accomplishments throughout her time in an interview published on the official website of Nairametrics.
Offor began his banking career with the then-Diamond Bank, where he ultimately rose to the position of head of treasury.
Between 1999 to 2013, he worked at Zenith as a Senior Management Executive before joining NIPC.
Since joining NIPC, he has served as the head of six different departments at various times.
He has held the positions of Director of Strategic Communications, Director of Investment Promotion, Director of Investment Facilitation and Incentives Administration, Director of National Competitiveness and Policy Advocacy, Director of Human Resources Development, and Director of the Real Sector.
Offor holds a master’s degree in corporate governance from Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, United Kingdom, as well as an MBA from the University of Lagos.