10 Things To Know About Lijadu, New SEC Board Chairman

1. Dominic Olufemi Lijadu, from Ogun State 60. Born in London, England on February 21, 1959.
2. A leading commercial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in private practice.
3. Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Law, 1980 from the University of Durham and was admitted to the Nigerian bar in 1981.
4. Joined the law firm of Fani-Kayode & Sowemimo in 1981.
5. Obtained a Master of Law degree two year later from the University College London. He rejoined the firm the same year and stayed there until 1987.
6. Worked at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie (Lagos).
7. He was a partner in the law firm Ajumogobia & Okeke
8. A demerger led to the formation of Ukiri, Shasore, and Lijadu a law firm (now Ukiri Lijadu), where he heads the banking and finance practice.
9. Was former Company Secretary and Legal Adviser, and subsequently, Executive Director of the United Bank of Africa Plc and a non–executive director of UBA Trustees and First Security Discount House (FSDH).
10. He was most recently a member of the Presidential committee on the recovery of stolen assets set up in November 2017.

9 Things About Lamido Yuguda, Ex-CBN Director

1. Hails from Gombe State
2. He obtained a B.Sc in Accounting in 1983 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and an M.Soc.Sc in Money, Banking and Finance in 1991 from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
3. He also holds a Certificate in Financial Asset Management and Engineering from the Swiss Finance Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.
4. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
5. Joined the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 1984 and rose to the position of Senior Manager with responsibility for external debt service and investment of the CBN’s external reserves in a liquid portfolio of cash, fixed-term deposits, and foreign government treasury bills.
6. In 1997, he joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, the USA as an Economist in the Africa Department.
7. Returned to the CBN in 2001 and led a staff team charged with restructuring and diversifying the CBN’s growing foreign exchange reserve portfolio.
8. Retired voluntarily in 2016 as Director at Reserve Management Department of the CBN.
9. Now a non-executive director at Premium Pension Limited.

Other members of the new board of the reconstituted board of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) to be inaugurated on Monday by the permanent secretary of the Finance Ministry Are: Mrs Rekiya Ladi (Kaduna) Non-executive Commissioner, Okokon Ekanem, representing the Ministry of Finance, Dr Alvan Ikoku, representing the CBN, Ms Mary Uduk, the commission’s Acting Director-General, and Henry Rowlands, SEC’s Acting Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services.
Others are Isyaku Tilde, Acting Executive Commissioner (Operations), and Reginald Karawusa, the Acting Executive Commissioner (Legal and Enforcement).