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Jonathan rewards ex-gov Obi with SEC top job



With just about a month to go to the expiration of his tenure, President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, , as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, who made the announcement, on Monday, said the appointment was with immediate effect.

It would be recalled, that Obi who was a governor under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) switched camp to the president’s PDP, soon after he left office, and became a member of the president’s economic team.

Obi also played a key role in President Jonathan’s campaign team, prior to the March 28 presidential election.

The president also relieved Olufemi Thomas as executive secretary/chief executive officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), with immediate effect, and appointed Olufemi Akingbade in acting capacity.

Until his new appointment, Akingbade was the general manager, information and communications technology, at the NHIS.

Jonathan also approved the confirmation of Mounir Haliru Gwarzo as director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Gwarzo, who has been acting as director-general of SEC, was appointed to the board of the Commission as executive commissioner in January 2013. He replaced Arunma Oteh.

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  1. Don Lucassi

    April 28, 2015 at 7:26 am

    All these appointments with less than a month to go in your tenure, please someone tell me the aim( I mean the one that is not evil)?

  2. damizzle!!

    April 28, 2015 at 11:16 am

    so why the man come shine eye like dis na?abi na d new post cause

  3. Apachee zooma

    April 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    This was too predictable, and cheap. For abandoning the party you helped to nurture and licking the guys arse, all you get is a SEC job? Haba!

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