Buhari re-appoints Orji, MD Sovereign Wealth Fund

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President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Mr Uchechi Orji as Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

This is contained in a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday.

Orji was first appointed in October 2012 for an initial term of five years, renewable for another term of five years.

He said that under Orji’s leadership, “the NSIA has made remarkable strides, and its assets now stand at over two billion dollars, which is invested in Nigerian Infrastructure, Economic Stabilisation and Future Generation Funds”.

He stated that in line with Section 16(2) of the NSIA Act, the National Economic Council had in July, endorsed the renewal of Orji’s appointment, given his performance in the first term.

According to Adesina, President Buhari has also approved the nomination of Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma as the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School.

Chiroma will succeed Mr Olanrewaju Onadeko, who is due for retirement.

He is a Professor of Law, and currently the Deputy Director in charge of the Yola Campus of the Nigerian Law School.

He hails from Adamawa.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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