Buhari Appoints Farouk Salim New DG of SON

Farouk Salim, DG of SON

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Farouk A. Salim as the new Director-General of Standards Organisation of Nigeria, (SON).

Farouk A. Salim hails from Kano and will succeed Osita Anthony Aboloma whose tenure will expires next month.

The Minister for Investment, Trade and Industry, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, in a letter of appointment dated 21st August 2020, stated that the appointment takes effect from 26th September 2020.

According to the letter, the appointment is for a period of 4 years

Separately, Buhari also approved the appointment of Bashir Tijjani Babajo as Executive Director Operations, Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC), for a four-year term in the first instance with effect from August 1, 2020 and further 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.

Their appointments were conveyed to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, in a letter with reference number SH/COS/42/3/A/988 and signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

Congratulating the Executive Directors on their appointments, Nanoni urged them to bring their wealth of experience to bear in their tasks and ensure the continuous implementation of NAIC’s mandate in accordance with extant laws and other subsisting rules and regulations.

In a statement by the Director Information, FMARD, Mrs. Theodore Ogaziechi, the minister further advised the EDs to justify the confidence reposed in them by working with all stakeholders to ensure harmony in the agricultural sector and in support of Buhari’s next level agenda.

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