Buhari Appoints Babajo, Ashinze, Executive Directors in Agric Ministry Agency

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Bashir Tijjani Babajo as the Executive Director Operations, as well as reappointment of Philip I. Ashinze as the Executive Director Finance and Administration, of the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) for a four-year term effective from 1st of August 2020. This was conveyed to the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, recently through an official letter from the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari. Mr Philip Ashinze would be serving as the Executive Director Finance and Administration of NAIC for a second term.

Minister Nanono charged the newly appointed Directors to bring their vast majority to bear and ensure the continuous implementation of the mandate of the Corporation in line with the extant laws, rules and regulations. While congratulating them, he advised that they justify the confidence reposed in them by these appointments, by working with every stakeholder to ensure unity of purpose in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, to align with President Buhari’s Next Level agenda.

Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation NAIC, is a wholly owned Federal Government company. It was set up especially for the provision of Agricultural Risk Insurance cover all farmers and allied service providers in Nigeria.

The letter, with Reference Number SH/COS/42/3/A/988 was duly signed by Professor Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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