The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum has announced that the Director, Human Resources Management, NIPC, Mr Emeka Offor will assume the position of Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) in an acting capacity.
Ambassador Katagum has described the departure of the outgoing CEO of the commission, Ms Yewande Sadiku as the end of an era in the organisation.
She said: it should also be on record that your departure marks the end of an era at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC). I know we will all come to appreciate you, even more, when we try to fill the void that you would have created”.
The Minister attested to the exceptional, strong and proactive character of Ms Sadiku which clearly defined her period as one of the remarkable and outstanding achievements by the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission.
“It is a well-known fact to everybody in the Ministry that has had occasion to interact with you that you have an eye for details. Everyone agrees that you possess a rare combination of vision, fairness, understanding and empathy,” the Minister stated.
The Minister acknowledged the remarkable friendships developed by the outgoing Executive Secretary/CEO over the years and enjoined her to continue to extend a hand of fellowship to the person that will be taking over from her whenever she is being called upon to do so.
“On behalf of the Honourable Minister, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, the Permanent Secretary, Dr Evelyn Ngige and the entire Management of Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, I want to thank the outgoing Executive Secretary, (NIPC), Ms Yewande Sadiku for her peerless performance these past five years”, Amb. Katagum stated.
The Minister urged the new CEO, Mr Emeka Offor who was taking over duties in acting capacity to uphold the principles of transparency, fairness and follow due process and all extant rules and regulations as well as ensure carrying along all the members of the Board and Staff of the Commission.
The outgoing Executive Secretary, NIPC, Ms Yewande Sadiku appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for the privilege to serve Nigeria.