Tanimu Yakubu Kurfi appointed the Chairman of New Nigeria Development Company
The Northern Governors’ Forum comprising of all the 19 Governors from Northern Nigeria has resolved to appoint Malam Tanimu Yakubu as the new Chairman of moribund New Nigeria Development Company Limited (NNDC).
Governor Kassim Shettima of Borno State and outgoing chairman of the Forum disclosed this in the communique he read at the end of the forum’s meeting in Kaduna.
Tanimu Yakubu is a former adviser to former President Umaru Musa Yaradua on Economic matters.
According to him, the forum also appointed a committee headed by Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State to study the current structure as well as, mission and vision of the company.
He said the committee would evolve a roadmap on how best to resuscitate and re-invigorate the company towards the realization of its pre-set goals and objectives.
“Membership of the committee includes Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, Shamsudeen Usman, Ibrahim Ali, Bello Maccido, Ambrose Feese, MK. Ahmed and Abdullahi A. Sule.
“It also resolved that the current management of the company which had been operating in acting capacity should remain until the appointment of substantive Executive management.
“The committee on the NNDC as part of its assignment should ensure that the board of the NNDC follows due process in the appointment of the new executive management through the advertisement of vacant positions and other extant procedures.