Erstwhile director, policy and strategy, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Dr Ezra Yakusak has been appointed as the substantive Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the council.
He replaces Olusegun Awolowo, who was first appointed to the position in 2013 and reappointed in 2018.
A statement issued on Abuja, Tuesday, by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, explained that the appointment is for an initial term of four years in accordance with the provision of Section 7 (1) of the NEPC (Establishment) Act, 1987.
The statement further said that the appointment is with effect from 27th November 2021.
Until his appointment, Dr Yakusak, who holds a PhD in commercial law from Ahmadu Bello University, was the Director, Policy and Strategy, NEPC.
He has also served as Secretary to the Governing Board of the Council.