NAHCO: Aliyu, Olaiya Join the Board *As Umar, Nwosu and Alabi Retire.

NAHCO: Aliyu, Olaiya Join The Board -

*As Umar, Nwosu and Alabi Retire.

West Africa’s largest ground handling service provider, NAHCO Plc, has announced the appointment of two non-executive directors into its board. The new directors are Mr. Abdulhamid Aliyu and Revd. Victor Abimbola Olaiya.

In a notice to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NGX) signed by the Company Secretary, Mr. Bello A. Abdullahi, the Company said the appointment followed the retirement of three members of the Board: Engr. Mohammed Gambo Umar, FNSE, mni (Non-Executive Director), Sir Sunday Nnamdi Nwosu, KSS (Independent Non-Executive Director), and Engr. Solagbade Olukayode Alabi (Non-Executive Director). Their retirement from the board is effective from December 31, 2023.

According to the notice, Aliyu is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Specialist (UK) as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants. He is a Certified Management Consultant and a Certified Management Specialist by the London Graduate School who holds a Doctor of Business Administration in Oil and Gas (Honoris Causa).

Born in 1963, Aliyu was awarded a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri (1987) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He is also a Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Exchange, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).

A man of many parts, his career journey began as an Investment Officer at the Nigerian Agricultural & Cooperative Bank in 1988. He has over the years held various significant positions, including as General Manager at Fairholme Investment (Nig.) Limited, Special Assistant to the Minister of Petroleum Resources and Managing Director of NNPC Oilfield Services Limited in 2023.

Revd. Olaiya, born in 1956, was awarded an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mechanical Engineering by the Yaba College of Technology in 1977 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ife in 1981. He obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Lagos in 1988.

Olaiya is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and Nigerian Institute of Management NIM). He also trained at the Baptist College of Theology, Lagos, obtaining a Bachelor of Theology degree.

His extensive three-decade career in the Oil & Gas industry includes in roles such as Facilities Engineer, Drilling Engineering and Operations, and General Manager, Venture Relations Department of the Upstream Affiliates of ExxonMobil.

In addition to his corporate achievements, Olaiya served as the Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Lagos Section 61 in 1988 and retired as the pastor of New Insight Baptist Church, Ogudu, Lagos, in October 2021, after nearly seven years of service.

The statement by NAHCO further disclosed that the process of appointing a replacement for the retired Independent Non-Executive Director is currently underway.

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    NAHCO Injecting Fresh Billions into Equipment – Chairman

    NAHCO Injecting Fresh Billions into Equipment – Chairman

    As Company hands over new Vehicles for Operations.

    West Africa’s foremost ground handling service provider, nacho aviance, is injecting fresh billions into equipment purchase, its Chairman, Dr. Seinde Fadeni disclosed on Monday.

    Fadeni who spoke during the hand-over ceremony of 21 new vehicles recently purchased to staff promised that the ground support equipment would be delivered in a few months’ time.

    “The scale of the GSE the Company is purchasing is so massive that what you have here in the terms of these operations vehicles is very small by comparison.”

    He noted that Company officials have left no stone unturned in sourcing for the right equipment from the right sources even in the face of excruciating forex challenges.

    Although NAHCO’s equipment purchase is 95% dollar based, the Chairman said the Company is committed to providing workers with the right tools so as to continue to deliver excellent service.

    “We shall at all times be ready to provide the workforce with the right equipment to deliver exceptional service to our clients,” the Chairman stated.

    Fadeni extolled the staff for their diligence and commitment to the Company.

    In his remarks at the occasion, the Group Executive Director, International Business & Corporate Service, Dr. Sola Obabori implored the staff to put the vehicles to good use.

    While emphasizing that the Company will always provide the required working environment and tools for its workforce, Obabori urged users of the new vehicles to take ownership of the vehicles being handed over to them.

    The Assistant General Manager, GSE, Mr. Charles Karinga, acknowledged that the vehicles will go a long way in ameliorating the challenges staff face in the course of their work. He promised that adequate care would be taken of the new vehicles.

    Company officials at the handing over ceremony include the GED, Commercial & Business Development, Prince Saheed Lasisi; Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Didier Roger Steullet; the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Adeoye Emiloju and the General Manager, External Relations, Mr. Ahmed Bashir Gulmah.

    Also present at the event are the union leaders, including the Chairman, NUATE,  Prince Nnochiri; Secretary – General ATSSSAN, Henry Okon and Vice President II, ATSSSAN, Vera Egbukichi.

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