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Buhari Appoints Ex-Skye Bank Director as New NAHCO MD

President Buhari has announced the appointment of former Executive Director of Skye Bank, Mr Idris Yakubu as the new Managing Director of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, (NAHCO) PLC.

 The appointment of the new MD/Chief Executive Officer of NAHCO was confirmed Friday in Abuja by the Company’s Board.

Mr Yakubu, replaces the acting MD, Mrs Folashade Ode, in substantive capacity. His appointment takes effect from November 3rd 2017.

The seasoned banker has a distinguished career and wealth of experience, spanning 28 years in Financial Management, Leadership, Strategy, Business Development, Organizational change and business renewal.

Prior to his appointment, Yakubu served as Executive Director, Skye Bank Plc, after many years in Fidelity Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc, and Continental Merchant Bank Plc, with an extensive experience in delivering agreed Strategic Business imperatives.

A consummate Relationship Manager, Team Builder and Turnaround Specialist, Yakubu was a key member of the Fidelity Bank Consolidation Implementation Team between October & December 2005 serving as Chairman, Marketing and Products Sub Committee, and a key member of the Leadership Team that led the Bank  to achieve the heights it attained, until mid- 2015.

He was reappointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria in July 2016 as a Member of the Intervention Board to help stabilize Skye Bank Plc, and chart its future following the dissolution of the Bank’s Board by the regulator.

Yakubu holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, a Master’s Degree in Banking & Finance (MBF) from the University of Lagos, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Jos.

He attended Executive level training at Harvard Business School, USA, Oxford Said Business School, INSEAD, Wharton School and Kellogg School of Management, amongst many others. He was at the Lagos Business School (Pan Atlantic University) for the Advanced Management Program in 2010.

Yakubu is an Honorary Senior Member (HCIB) of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN); Member, Nigerian Chartered Institute of Management (MNIM); Member, Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA), AIESEC Alumni Nigeria. He is also a member of the famous lkoyi Club 1938.

The Kogi born newly appointed MD is also the National President, University of Jos Alumni Association, and a member Governing Council of the University of Jos, amongst others.

Yakubu is Customer centric, passionate about Business transformation, Economic empowerment, Capacity building initiatives, Community & youth development, and helping the poor and less privileged.

He is a mentor to many and a Seasoned Trainer, whose Hobbies include reading, writing, building infrastructure, travelling, photography, meeting people, current affairs and sports. Yakubu is happily married and hails from Ikka Ajengo, Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State.