Buhari appoints ex-Lagos commissioner, Ayo Gbeleyi to head Federal Mortgage Bank


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ayodeji Gbeleyi as the Chairman, Board of Directors, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, made the announcement in a statement on Friday.

Gbeleyi, a native of Igbesa in Ogun State, replaces the immediate past chair, Adewale Adeeyo, who passed on recently.

The chartered accountant, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), served as Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State.

Gbeleyi was Director-General, Lagos Office of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and later Special Adviser to the Governor on PPP.

The new FMBN Chairman was a co-partner with African Advisors, a consultancy group with a focus on Telecoms, Infrastructure and PPP Advisory Services.

Gbeleyi was the first and only Chief Treasury Officer, Celtel Nigeria, now known as Airtel Nigeria.

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