The new Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Ms. Yewande Sadiku has assumed duties at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.

She was received by the Ag.ES/CEO of the Commission, Hajiya Ladi Katagum who briefed her on the activities of the Organization.

 

Ms. Sadiku is an astute Banker, before her appointment as ES/CEO of  NIPC, she was the Executive Director of Corporate and Transactional Banking at Stanbic IBTC Holding PLC. She has also served as Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited.

 

An experienced Investment Banker, she is also of the Atedo Peterside School of Investment Banking.  She has taken over from the Ag.ES/CEO, Hajiya Ladi Katagum who has contributed immensely to the growth of the Commission and attraction of FDI into the economy. As the most senior Director in the Commission, Hajiya Katagum has been acting in the past eight months.

 

The new Executive Secretary in her first activity at the Commission today played host to investment delegation from Cote D’Ivoire led by Ms. Alla Emma Sombo from the Ministry of Commerce. They delegation are in Nigeria to undertake promotion mission for the third Edition of Abidjan International Fair (FIA) which had the theme “Entrepreneurship a solution to unemployment and fight against poverty” that is scheduled to hold next year.

 

She solicited the Commission’s support in the mobilization of Nigerian businessmen and Companies to attend the fair in large numbers, stressing that Nigeria stands to benefit as the investment opportunities in the country will be showcased to potential investors from other parts of Africa.

 

Responding, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Ms. Yewande Sadiku described the theme of the fair as very apt and timely as it will be of great value and benefits to Nigerians who are known to be industrious. She promised to work with them for a successful outing at the fair and enjoined them to visit other relevant agencies to solicit for more participation.



Joel Attah

Assistant Director/Head, Media & Protocol

November 8, 2016