Buhari appoints Alwan Ali Hassan as acting MD of Bank of Agriculture


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate dissolution of the Interim Management Team of Bank of Agriculture and approved
the appointment of Alwan Ali Hassan as Acting Managing Director for the Bank.

The appointment of the seasoned banker with over two decades of experience in the banking industry, was conveyed to o the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono, via a letter dated May 5, 2020 with reference No. PRES/95/MARD/14.

He had previously worked with Bank PHB, First Bank of Nigeria, African International Bank Limited, United Bank for Africa and the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Hassan hails from Kano State, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He had served on the Management Boards of Orient Bank, Uganda; Bank PHB in the Gambia and Platinum Capital and Trust Limited, Nigeria.

Hassan, who until his appointment was Chairman/CEO Midrange Universal Biz Ltd., is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors among others. He also has a thorough grooming of management prowess having attended trainings at the famous IMD Business School Luasanne, Switzerland and Intrados Business School, Washington DC, USA

The BoA being the nation’s apex agricultural and rural development finance institution, saddled with the responsibility of providing agricultural credit facilities in support of agricultural value chain activities, will benefit immensely from the vast banking experiences of Hassan.

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