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Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Death has taken away another prominent Buhari appointee~NEWSEXTRA




Chidi Izuwah, director-general of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), has been declared dead.

 


The Cable reports that he died on Tuesday morning, March 16 after a protracted illness which he had been receiving treatment for in South Africa since 2020.


The ICRC also confirmed the death of its director-general via its official Twitter page on the same day.


Some respondents to the tweet expressed their condolences to the ICRC, while some others shared their encounter with the deceased while he was alive.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has offered his condolences to the family and friends Izuwah as well the management and staff of the ICRC.


The president described the deceased as a very dedicated public servant, reform-oriented, and highly skilled.



He acknowledged that the deceased played very important roles in advancing infrastructure financing in Nigeria with special emphasis on Public-Private Partnerships.


Meanwhile, Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse as executive director on the board of Islamic Development Bank in Jedda, Saudi Arabia.



Dr. Dutse is the immediate past permanent secretary of the federal ministry of finance, budget, and national planning.


In a related development, President Buhari on Thursday, February 18, approved the appointment of Ogbonnaya Orji as the executive secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.


According to Willie Basset, the director of information of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Orji's appointment will last for five years starting from Saturday, February 19.

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