Uchechi Orji, the managing director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA),has been re-appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari for another term of five years. The reappointment of Orji was made known in a statement by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, October 12. According to the statement, Orji, who has been serving in that position since October 2012 for an initial term of five years, renewable for another term of five years, was reappointed by the president following his achievement at the government agency.
Femi Adesina stated that under Orji’s leadership, the NSIA had made remarkable strides, and its assets now stand at over $2 billion, which is invested in Nigerian Infrastructure, Economic Stabilization and Future Generation Funds. The presidential aide said in line with section 16(2) of the NSIA Act, the National Economic Council had in July, 2017, endorsed the renewal of Orji’s appointment, given his performance in the first term.
The statement added that the president also approved the nomination of Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma from Adamawa state as the director general of the Nigerian Law School. Chiroma who is a Professor of Law, and currently the deputy director in charge of the Yola campus of the Nigerian Law School will succeed Mr Olanrewaju Onadeko, who is due for retirement.