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Buhari Approves Sovereign Wealth Board Members

By Dipo Olowookere

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointments of members into the board of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.

This comes just over a week after he returned to Nigeria from his medical vacation in the United Kingdom, where he spent over a month.

The list had earlier been approved by the Governing Council of the agency and last week, the National Economic Council (NEC) received the list of nominees during its meeting.

The board will manage Nigeria’s investments and save for the future of the country.

Mr Olajide Zeitlin was confirmed as Chairman of the board, while other members are Mr Bello Maccido, Mr Lois Laraba Machunga-Disu, Mrs Halima Buba, Urum Kalu Eke and Asue Ighodalo.

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority is a federal government-owned investment agency which was established to manage the fund set aside for investments in real and financial asset in strategic sectors of the economy.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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