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Pres. Buhari Appoints Mohammed Kari as Commissioner for Insurance




President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Alhaji Mohammed Kari as the Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive of the National Insurance Commission.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to the statement, Kari’s appointment, which is for a term of four years in the first instance, takes effect from July 31.

The new Commissioner for Insurance started his career with Royal Exchange Assurance in 1979.

He later worked with Yankari Insurance Company until 1989, when he was appointed as Executive Director in Niger Insurance Plc.

In January 1992, he was appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation, a position he held until March 1993 when he was appointed Managing Director of NICON Insurance Corporation.

He served in that capacity until January 2000 when he resigned.

He returned to insurance management in 2007 as the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Unity Kapital Assurance Plc, where he served for four years.

A Chartered Insurer and Professional IT Consultant, Kari was until his new appointment, the Deputy Commissioner (Technical) in the National Insurance Commission.

The statement concluded that President Buhari also renewed the appointment of Joshua Okpo as the Rector of the Maritime Academy, Oron for a second and final term of four years.

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  1. EllesarisEllendil

    August 1, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Hmm, BellaNaija be adding kerosene to the fire. Please tribalists he appointed an Okpo(Okpo is his surname??He doesn’t know the Igbo meaning obviously) too. His qualifications look standard, Good-luck too him.

    BTW we need to get tribalist and tribalistic added to the dictionary.

  2. nene+

    August 1, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Congrats Mr Kari! The most qualified!

    I will say if you are the most qualified and most capable,may God bless you and keep you in your job. But if not? May you and the person who placed you there to spite other non Hausa be removed disgracefully!!!!! Amen.

  3. observer

    August 1, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Buhari! Buhari!! Buhari!!! Do you want to split Nigeria with your bigotry????
    Why will an old man do this???? Why are you making the whole Nigeria hate each other????
    Buhari don’t incur the wrath of God!
    I pity people who are advising this man because they will soon go down the drain! Even GEJ sacrificed his own ambition to keep Nigeria intact.

    Buhari I really pity you! Read about Abacha, Gadafi

  4. or

    August 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    At the end Igbos who have noticed this nepotism and have spoken out may have more positions than the Yorubas who are hailing this evil from Buhari! I am proudly wailing still although not SE but admire them.

  5. kikiki

    August 1, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Bros Tinubu how market??????
    Amaechi how market??????

    Govt by the SW, for the North kikikikiki
    Wailing continues on behalf of Tinubu
    Kikikikikikikikikiki Tinubu must be wailing silently ahhhh this dullarpo is wicked!!!! After all the Lagos allocation was spent on him???? Baba yii obu ru gan! Ikikikii

  6. nene+

    August 1, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    History will remember Tinubu for selfishly selling the most selfish president to Nigerians!

    A man who was perpetually unelectable, condemned by all and sundry!

    Elfufai, Wole, every sane person knew he is a bigot but they told us he is the Mandela!

    Nigeria behold your Mandela!!!! Tinubu history is bitchy and always repeat it’s self for clarity! I am sure Buhari will again stop too much development to the South like he is doing!

    Who doesn’t know SWesterners are good in insurance and so if you are looking for a good hand why not????

    Nigeria this is your change!

  7. lol

    August 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    wait im i the only Delta person that likes Buhari. I don’t care where you are from.
    I believe so much in destiny.
    If he is not suppose to be there he will go.

    • AaaFeeCee

      August 2, 2015 at 12:33 am

      @ lol pls read what you wrote buhari stalker! Like buhari like follower!

  8. Rue

    August 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Did you guys bother reading the report at all. It says in the post that he was the deputy chairman, which means his appointment/promotion only followed the natural order of things. It just so happens that he is a northerner. I do not deny the fact that PMB hss been biased in his appointments so far, but in this case, this man was the most senior officer and was rightly promoted.

    • Debby

      August 2, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Don’t mind them, and they didn’t see the last post that he renewed Joshua okpo’s appointment not sack.

    • [email protected]

      August 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Exaclty, these lamentations are not about this man as a person, it is about the obvious bias in Buhari’s appointments so far, so don’t worry, everyone read the report just as you did.

  9. John

    August 2, 2015 at 10:58 am

    @ Rue Zakari was not the deputy to JEGA but your god buuuhari appointed her! Next!!!!!

  10. observer

    August 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

    In big organisations there are usually many deputies in various fields like deputy finance, planning, strategy, sales etc so how come only Hausa deputies are picked? Please pick anothe lie not this one

  11. kikiki

    August 2, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Yaradua of PDP appointed Fola Daniels, GEJ of PDP gave him a second term and now Tinubu very dear master have appointed his kinsman! Tinubu how is this market???

    Join me in wailing for Tinubu!!!! Uhaaa Uhaaa Uhaaa Uhaaa

  12. Ani

    August 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you nene+

  13. Tunmi

    August 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    ‘ Chartered Insurer and Professional IT Consultant, Kari was until his new appointment, the Deputy Commissioner (Technical) in the National Insurance Commission.”

    This man is more than qualified for the job

  14. Tunmi Teacher

    August 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Tumni there are others who are also as qualified that are non hausa

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