NHIS Boss Sacked As Obi Is Confirmed As SEC Chairman

Peter Obi
Peter Obi

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has sacked the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Femi Thomas. He has been replaced by Olufemi A. Akingbade as Acting Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the NHIS.

Akingbade, who hails from Ekiti State and holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science as well as a Masters in Business Administration was the General Manager, ICT in the NHIS until his new appointment.

President Jonathan has also approved the confirmation of Mr. Mounir Haliru Gwarzo as Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Gwarzo who has been acting as Director-General of the Commission after former DG Arunma Oteh finished her tenure, was appointed to the Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission as Executive Commissioner in January, 2013.

Another new appointment coming in the last weeks of Jonathan as president is that of former Anambra State governor Peter Obi, who is now the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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