January 10, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) governing councils and the Centre for Management Development (CMD).
The announcement of the presidential approval was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mrs Folasade Boriowo.
The statement read: “The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning hereby announce the approval by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, of the Reconstitution of the Governing Councils of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) and the Centre for Management Development (CMD).
“Membership of the Council of NISER includes Dr Emmanuel O. Imafidon (Chairman), Dr Hauwa V. Ibrahim, Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Sabiu Zakari, Kalli Gazali, Professor Benedict N. Akanegbu and Felicia I. Onibon (Members).
“Other members of the Council are: the Director of the Institute; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industries or his representative; Director (Macro) in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning; the Statistician-General, National Bureau of Statistics; and Director of Research, Central Bank of Nigeria
“The Council of CMD comprises the following members: Mrs Binta F. Shuaibu (Chairman); Barrister Marie O. Idaomi; Professor Muhammad A. Mainoma (mni); Mr Olawale Joseph Ademola; and, Mr Bitrus D. Chinoko (incumbent Director General of the Centre).
“The membership of the Council of CMD also consists of a representative of each of the following: Ministry of Budget and National Planning; National Universities Commission; Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association; National Youth Service Corps; Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation; Industrial Training Fund; and, Central Bank of Nigeria.
“This announcement is preparatory to the inauguration of the two Governing Councils by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, which will take place on a date to be announced soon.”