President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Patience Oniha as the Director-General (DG) of the Debt Management Office (DMO) for a second term of five years.
This was contained in a statement issued Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
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The presidential spokesman said the renewal took effect from July 1, 2022.
He said her appointment for a second term was based on the significant achievements recorded by the DMO in the last five years, under her leadership.
According to him, “Amongst the achievements are the introduction of Sukuk and Green Bonds to finance the development of infrastructure where there is a huge gap.
“Under her watch, as part of the initiatives to improve the sustainability of the public debt and opening up avenues for raising long term funds for corporates, the DMO introduced long term Bonds with tenors of 30 years in the domestic and international markets.
“This is aside from attracting diverse investors including retail investors to the FGN Bond Market.
“Internally, Oniha introduced reforms to strengthen the DMO, as a critical agency in the public finance ecosystem of the country.”