President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Bashir Tijjani Babajo as Executive Director, Operations, Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC), for a four-year term with effect from August 1, 2020.
He also renewed the appointment of Philip Ashinze as Executive Director, Finance and Administration for a second and final four-year term with effect from August 1, 2020.
The president’s approval was conveyed to the Minister of Agriculture, Nanono Sabo, in a letter with reference number, SH/COS/42/3/A/988, signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Congratulating the Executive Directors on their appointments, Nanono called on them to bring their wealth of experience to bare and ensure the continuous implementation of NAIC’s mandate in accordance with extant laws and other subsisting rules and regulations.
He further advised the EDs to justify the confidence reposed in them by working with all stakeholders to ensure harmony in the agric Sector.
The NAIC, wholly owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria, is an insurance corporation company set up to specially provide agricultural risks insurance cover to Nigerian farmers.