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FG Congratulates Two Nigerians On International Appointments

The Federal Government has felicitated two Nigerians: Dr. Umar Oseni on their appointment as the first Nigerian new Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Arbitration Centre and Dr. Akolisa Ufodike as the Deputy Minister of Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism in Alberta, Canada.

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made these known in a statement by her media aide.


A statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Director of Media, Public Relations and Protocols of the Commission, described the two Nigerians as excellent personalities who had brought glory and fame to Nigeria.

Dabiri-Erewa said both appointments showed the pedigrees of Oseni and Ufodike as experts in their various fields with commitments to advancement in national and continental developments.

She urged them not to rest on their oars but continue to soar higher with the intention of motivating and mentoring more younger generations looking up to them.

The NiDCOM boss, who said both appointments were well received, noted with delight that they perfectly fitted into the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu in ensuring the uplift ofNigerians within and outside the country.

Dabiri-Erewa prayed for the successful tenure of both Oseni and Ufodike in their global assignments.

The 42-year old Edo State-born Dr. Oseni as an Assistant Professor of Law at the International Islamic University mentored future talents and scholars who were Assistant and Associate Professors in various universities across the world.

Apart from being a Harvard-certified negotiator and dispute resolution expert, he had consulted for numerous bodies in the areas of law and regulation of Islamic finance with a perfect blend of both significant academic and industry wide experience in Islamic finance law.

As one of the top three most prolific authors in Islamic finance and related areas worldwide, with over 110 publications in Islamic finance, law and related areas, he has published widely in revered journals and books on Islamic finance and law.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Oseni was an Executive Director for Legal and Compliance and later the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the same global intergovernmental body.

He is globally recognised as a leading scholar in Islamic finance law and has received numerous global awards to his credit.

Dr. Ufodike is an assistant professor in the School of Administration at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, focusing on auditing.

His research interest is public Administration, Governance, Accountability, Diversity and Inclusion, Actor Networks and Public Sector.

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