Dabiri-Erewa excited as two Nigerians get international appointment


Dr Umar Oseni and Akolisa Ufodike

The Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has hailed the appointment of two igerians, Dr Umar Oseni, as the first Nigerian new Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Arbitration Centre and Dr Akolisa Ufodike as the Deputy Minister of Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism in Alberta.

In a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Director of Media, Public Relations and Protocols of the Commission described the two Nigerians as excellent personalities who had brought glory and fame to Nigeria.

Dabiri-Erewa said both appointments show the pedigrees of Oseni and Ufodike as experts in their various fields with commitments to advancement in national and continental developments.

She urged them not to rest on their oars but continue to soar higher with the intention of motivating and mentoring more younger genrations looking up to them.

The NIDCOM boss, who said both appointments were well received, noted with delight that it perfectly fits into the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in ensuring the upliftment of both Nigerians within and outside the country.

Dabiri-Erewa prayed for the successful tenure of both Oseni and Ufodike in their global assignments.

The 42-year old Edo- born Dr Umar Aimhanosi Oseni as an Assistant Professor of Law at the International Islamic University, mentored future talents and scholars who are currently Assistant and Associate Professors in various Universities across the world.

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Apart from being a Harvard-certified negotiator and dispute resolution expert, he has consulted for numerous bodies in the areas of law and regulation of Islamic finance with a perfect blend of both significant academic and industry wide experience in Islamic finance law.

As one of the top three most prolific authors in Islamic finance and related areas in the whole world, with over 110 publications in Islamic finance, law and related areas, he has published widely in refered journals and books on Islamic finance and law.

Prior to his current position, he was an Executive Director for Legal and Compliance and later the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the same global intergovernmental body.

Dr. Umar Oseni is globally recognized as a leading scholar in Islamic finance law and has received numerous global awards to his credit.

In the same vein, Dr. Akolisa Ufodike got appointment as the Deputy Minister of Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism in Alberta.

He is an assistant professor in the School of Administration at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, focusing on auditing.

His research interest is public Administration, Governance, Accountability, Diversity and Inclusion, Actor Networks and Public Sector.

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