Hitherto Executive Director, Technology & Operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS), Aminu Maida has been appointed to replace Prof. Umar Danbatta as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

This is contained in a State House Press Release issued and signed by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Media & Publicity.

The Press Release titled ‘President Tinubu appoints new leadership across the Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy Sector’, also announced Nkechi Egerton-Idehen as MD / CEO, Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), Kashifu Inuwa as DG / CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Other announcements are Dr. Vincent Olatunji  National Commissioner / CEO of Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) and Tola Odeyemi as Postmaster General / CEO of Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). 

The Press Release added that in line with President Bola Tinubu’s determination to maximally leverage on Nigeria’s proven technological and digital economic prowess to reposition the nation’s economy toward greater financial inclusion, the President has approved the appointment of a new Special Adviser to the President.

He is Idris Alubankudi, Special Adviser to the President on Technology and Digital Economy.

Meanwhile, a quick on Aminu Maida indicates that he is up to now the Executive Director, Technology & Operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).

A seasoned technical professional with over 15 years of multi-functional and international experience in FinTech & Telecoms & Enterprise Technology.

Before his appointment at NIBSS, Aminu was CTO at the Nigerian-based FinTech Arca Payments Network and Senior Manager at Cisco Systems UK.

Aminu holds an MEng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath UK.


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