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page 23 MTN announces the appointment of first Nigerian Chief Financial Officer By Zakariyya Adaramola The appointment of Adekunle Awobodu has been announced as the…

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MTN announces the appointment of first Nigerian Chief Financial Officer

By Zakariyya Adaramola

The appointment of Adekunle Awobodu has been announced as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of MTN Nigeria. He is the first Nigerian to occupy the position, taking over from Ferdi Moolman, who became the CEO of the company in December 2015.

Announcing the appointment, Moolman said as Chief Financial Officer, Awobodu will serve as MTNN’s strategic Financial Business Partner and lead the organisation in facilitating decision-making through sound business insights and analysis that drives business improvement and performance.

He has over 22 years, professional experience and international exposure in Finance.

Awobodu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Banking from the University of Lagos and a Masters’ degree in Finance from the University of Leicester. He holds several professional certifications such as ACCA UK; CIA (Certified Internal Auditor); CMA (Certified Management Accountant); CertIFR (ACCA’s Certificate in International Financial Reporting) and Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB).

Awobodu began his career in 1994 with Procter and Gamble (P&G) Nigeria Ltd. and held various positions – Group Manager, Financial Analysis & Treasury, Lagos; Group Manager, Plant Finance & Accounting, Ibadan and Financial/Senior Financial Analyst.

He then joined MTN Nigeria’s Finance Division in February 2002 as Fixed Assets Manager and rose through the ranks becoming the first Nigerian CFO of MTN Iran.

According to Moolman, “Awobodu’s appointment is indeed a strong reflection of the MTN talent management creed; Management’s commitment to it and the quality and abundance of talent in MTN Nigeria.”

Binta is acting secretary FCT judicial commission

From Isa Sa’idu, Zaria

The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ishaq Usman Bello, has approved the appointment of Mrs Binta Muhammed as acting secretary FCT Judiciary Service commission.

This followed the commencement of pre-retirement leave of Mallam Aliyu Kusherki, who was the commission’s scribe.

A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Mrs Muhammed was before her appointment a Chief Magistrate I, the position she held since 2009.

Born on 15th February, 1962 in Zaria, Mrs Muhammed had her primary and secondary education between 1968 and 1981 at St Annes Primary School and Queen Amina College, Kakuri, Kaduna, respectively.

She attended the ABU, one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and Nigerian Law School, Lagos from 1981 to 1991.

FCT minister honours 76 corps members

By Mustapha Suleiman

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has given Ministerial Honours Award to 76 corps members that served and distinguished themselves in the Federal Capital Territory between 2011 to 2013.

He stated this during the closing ceremony of the NYSC FCT 2016 Batch “A”, stream 2, Orientation Course, in Kubwa- Abuja, on Wednesday.

The Minister further said that the FCT Administration has concluded plans to extend the same Ministerial Honours Award to the corps members that served and distinguished themselves from 2014 till date.

Malam Bello assured that the FCT Administration would continue to reward corps members who embark on programmes that impact positively on the wellbeing of the residents of the Territory.

“It will interest you to know that recently I approved the Honours Award/recognition of 76 Corps Members, who distinguished themselves in the course of their service within the FCT in the 2011-2013 service years. I hope to do the same for outstanding corps members of 2014 to date.”

The Minister charged the corps members to accept posting to rural communities in the Territory, where their services would be greatly felt rather than lobbying to be posted to “juicy places”.

Kaduna Police Command promotes 5,000, decorates 12 SPs

From Maryam Ahmadu-Suka, Kaduna

About 5,000 men of Kaduna state Police Command were on Wednesday elevated to their varying next ranks.

Commissioner of Police in the State, Adamu Ibrahim while decorating 12 Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) who have just been promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP), said their hardwork, focus and dedication had earned them the promotion.

The promotion also affected Policemen from the Rank and File which cut across the ranks of Inspector, Corporal and Constables.

The outgoing Police Public Relations Officer in the state, who is also among the 12 newly elevated SP, Zubairu Abubakar, thanked the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, for motivating them to work better which has now led to their promotion.

According to him, “I thank Almighty Allah, IG Solomon Arase and the Police Commission for the promotion. I know that to whom much is given, much is expected.

“12 of us who were formerly in the rank of DSP have just been elevated to the rank of SP. It was never come so easily. You work hard, write exams among other tasks.

“Apart from the 12 of us, there are 5,000 rank and files which cut across the ranks of inspector, corporal and constables who were also elevated to their next ranks.

“With this massive promotion in the command, the public can be sure that policemen will work better and that will be evident in improved security and peace in the State which is our primary responsibility. We will also do the Nigerian Police Force proud,” he said.

…As Katsina PPRO, 20 others promoted to Superintendents

From Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina

The Katsina state Police Public Relation officer Aminu Sadiq was among the

21 newly promoted and decorated Superintendent of police at the state command.

34 other inspectors were equally decorated with the new ranks Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

The state commissioner of police Abdullahi Usman urged the new officer to see their promotion as call to higher responsibility, as to whom much is given more is expected.

He said promotion is not a right but privilege noting that those that have gotten it should not be carried away by the feat as it comes in batches and with time.

“By this new rank,it is expected of you to get new postings as such be prepare for

The new challenge,’’ he added

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