By John Ikani
Emeka Offor, Director, Human Resources Management, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has been appointed as the Acting Executive Secretary of the commission.
Offor who is the most senior Director of the Commission, takes over from Ms. Yewande Sadiku the immediate past Executive Secretary of NIPC, who successfully completed her tenure as the 7th Executive Secretary of the Commission over the weekend.
The handing over ceremony, which was held at the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, was supervised by the Honorable Minister of State of the Ministry, Ambassador Maryam Katagum.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the weekend in Abuja, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, described the departure of Sadiku as the “end of an era” at NIPC.
In a statement signed by the ministry’s Assistant Director, Information, Mrs. Kemi Ogunmakinwa, the minister noted that: “I know we will all come to appreciate you, even more, when we try to fill the void that you would have created. I can attest to the exceptional strong and proactive character of Ms. Sadiku, which clearly defined her period as one of remarkable and outstanding achievements by this Commission.”
Responding, Sadiku expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for giving her the opportunity to serve the country at NIPC, stressing that she enjoyed working with the ministers, staff and management.
A short profile of NIPC’s new Ag CEO
Offor, prior to assuming the role of Acting Executive Secretary/CEO, was the Director, Human Resources Management, a position he still occupies while in acting capacity as ES/CEO NIPC.
He started his career in banking at the then Diamond bank where he later became head of treasury. Before he joined NIPC, he was a Senior Management Executive at Zenith Bank between 1999 and 2013.
Since Offor joined NIPC, he has headed six different departments at various times. He has been Director, Strategic Communications; Director Investment Promotion, Director Investment Facilitation & Incentives Administration, Director National Competitiveness & Policy Advocacy, Director Human Resources Development and Director, Real Sector.
Offor is a first-class scholar, has an MSc in Corporate Governance from Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom, an MBA from the University of Lagos amongst other qualifications and certifications.
Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission was established by Nigerian Investment Promotion Act Chapter N117 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 to encourage, promote and co-ordinate investments in the Nigerian economy.
The commission strives to be the pre-eminent Investment Promotion Agency in the emerging markets. It also aims to proactively position and promote Nigeria as the preferred investment haven.