Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja

Confirms Gwarzo as SEC DG, Obi chairman

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday relieved the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Femi Thomas of his appointment.Femi-Thomas
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said the sack of the NHIS boss was with immediate effect.
Abati said Jonathan also approved the appointment of Mr. Olufemi Akingbade as acting Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the scheme.

Akingbade, who hails from Ekiti State and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science as well as a Master’s in Business Administration’ was the General Manager, ICT in the NHIS until his new appointment.

Meanwhile, the president also confirmed Mr. Mounir Haliru Gwarzo as the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC).
Gwarzo, who had been acting as Director-General of the commission, was appointed to the Board of SEC as Executive Commissioner in January, 2013.

The president also approved the appointment of the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi as Chairman of SEC.

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