Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (‘’Union Bank’’) has announced the appointment of Ms Aisha Abubakar into its Board, as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective from 9th of September 2021.
The Bank, in a statement filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) today, revealed that the appointment has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
It would be recalled that Ms Abubakar served as Nigeria’s Honourable Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development from 2018 to 2019. Prior to this, she also served as the Honourable Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment between 2015 and 2018.
Commenting on her appointment, Union Bank’s Board Chair, Mrs. Beatrice Hamza Bassey, said: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome Ms. Aisha Abubakar to the Board. She brings many years of robust experience which will be invaluable in supporting our efforts to steer the Bank forward and deliver on our strategic objectives.”
Also commenting, the Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank, Emeka Okonkwo, said: ‘’ I am pleased to welcome our new Independent Non-Executive Director, Ms. Aisha Abubakar to the Board. We look forward to drawing from her wealth of experience and fresh perspectives as we continue to execute our vision to be Nigeria’s most reliable and trusted partner.”
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