President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Halilu as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Plc.
Halilu is an elder brother to the First Lady, Aisha Buhari.
Halilu has been heading NSPMC, which prints the Nigerian currency, Naira, in an acting capacity since May 16, 2022, following the resignation of Abbas Masanawa, before Buhari made it permanent on Thursday.
Masanawa had resigned in compliance with the directive from Buhari that his appointees seeking elective offices should resign on or before May 16, 2022.
Masanawa contested as one of the governorship aspirants of Katsina State under the All Progressive Congress, but eventually lost.
According to reports, the president approved the appointment on the recommendation of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, who also serves as the chairman of the NSPMC board.
Halilu has over 23 years of experience in the Banking industry having worked with African International Bank Limited and Zenith Bank Plc.
He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelor of Agriculture B. (Agric), a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy
Halilu attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Jos Senior Executive Course 39, which resulted in the award of Member of the National Institute.
He is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Management.