President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Abbas Umar Masanawa as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company.
The approval was conveyed via a correspondence dated August 28, 2018 in a response to a request for the approval sent to the President by Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele.
Before his elevation, Masanawa has been Executive Director in charge of Finance and Strategy at the NSPMC since September 2014.
Born on August 7, 1969 and hails from Katsina State. Manasawa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Ahmadu Bello University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Maiduguri.
He also completed courses and programmes from the Harvard Business School, London Business School and the University of Oxford.
Mr. Masanawa has over 17 years of cognate banking experience and served as Deputy General Manager at Zenith Bank Plc. He served as the Special Assistant to the Governor of the Central Bank.
The president also approved the appointment of Abubakar Sule Minjibir, Chris Orewa and Tunji Kazeem as executive directors in the Nigeria printing and minting company.
Mr Minjibir was born on November 1, 1965 and hails from Kano State. He graduated from the Bayero University Kano in 1989 with a degree in Business Administration.
While requesting the president’s approval, Mr Emefiele said “Masanawa’s career and experience as ED at the company place him in a unique position to assume the headship of the corporation.
“Similarly, the blend of private sector and public sector experience of Tunji Kazeem, Abubakar Sule Minjibir and Chris Orewa would be immeasurably beneficial to the company’s management.”