President Tinubu Appoints Key Officials to Drive Social Investment and Refugee Commission
Abuja, Nigeria – President Bola Tinubu has made significant appointments aimed at advancing key areas of governance. Delu Yakubu has been selected as the inaugural National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of the National Social Investment Programmes Agency (NSIPA), while Aliyu Ahmed is now the Federal Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI).
The announcement of these appointments came via a statement from Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, and signifies the President’s commitment to bolstering these vital government agencies.
Delu Yakubu, the newly appointed pioneer National Coordinator/CEO of NSIPA, brings a wealth of experience in Social Investment Programme management. She holds a Masters’ Degree in agronomy from the State University of Bio-Technology in Kharkiv, Ukraine. With over 15 years of experience, she is well-prepared to lead NSIPA in its mission to implement impactful social investment programs.
It’s important to note that Delu Yakubu’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate, as stipulated by the law governing NSIPA—the National Social Investment Programmes Agency (Establishment) Act, 2023, which was signed into law on May 22.
President Tinubu has high expectations for the new appointee, directing her to prioritize efficiency, transparency, and the delivery of high-quality services in line with his commitment to realizing the Renewed Hope agenda.
In a separate announcement, Aliyu Ahmed has assumed the position of Federal Commissioner/CEO of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI). This appointment, effective immediately, acknowledges Mr. Ahmed’s extensive experience and contributions to governance.
Aliyu Ahmed holds both Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degrees in Sociology. His public service record includes serving as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Nasarawa State, as well as roles as the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Commissioner of Education within the state.
These appointments represent President Tinubu’s proactive approach to strengthening key sectors and ensuring effective leadership within government agencies. As Nigeria continues to address social investments and the welfare of refugees, migrants, and internally displaced persons, the newly appointed officials are expected to play pivotal roles in driving positive change and impact in these areas.