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Buhari Appoints Wife’s Elder Brother As Head Of Nigeria’s Currency Printing Company

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ahmed Halilu as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC).

Halilu is the the elder brother to the First Lady, Aisha.

Halilu has been heading NSPMC, which prints naira, in an acting capacity since May 16, 2022, following the resignation of Abbas Masanawa, before President Muhammadu Buhari made it permanent on Thursday.

Masanawa had resigned to contest as one of the governorship aspirants of Katsina State under All Progressive Congress (APC), but eventually lost.

Halilu, a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), had worked with African International Bank Limited (AIB) and Zenith Bank Plc before joining the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company.

He has over 23 years of experience in the Banking industry, and holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy, Masters in Business Administration, and Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture B. (Agric). He obtained the certificates from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

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