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Mr. Kyari Abba Bukar, the Executive Chairman of the board of directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has quit his position.

A press statement made available yesterday (September 17th) revealed that the resignation is because of Mr Kyari’s aspiration to contest an elective post during the forthcoming general election in 2019. The resignation took effect immediately.

In the meantime, Mr Asue A. Ighodalo has assumed office as the Acting Chairman of Board, the statement said. He was the first vice chairman of the board.

Meanwhile, Mr Bukar had earlier stated that it was “an enormous privilege” for him to have served in his capacity as Executive Chairman.

“I am proud to have worked with remarkable colleagues who are so committed to advancing the mandate of the NESG.” -Bukar

The Board and Management of the NESG also expressed their appreciation to the ex-chairman. According to them, they remain grateful for his dedication and selfless deeds toward the advancement of the group. They wished him the very best in his future endeavours.


Mr Kyari is a graduate Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained a degree in Physics. He joined the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in 2009 and ultimately became the Executive Chairman in 2015.

He has also served as the MD/CEO of the Central Securities Clearing System Limited (CSCS).

About Asue A. Ighodalo

Asue A. Ighodalo is a prominent figure in the world of business, having held major positions in different companies. He is a trained lawyer and an economist. He is also the founder of Banwo & Ighodalo (a Nigerian based law firm), the Chairman of Sterling Bank Plc and Dangote Flour Mills Plc.

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He is currently a Director at Fate foundation, Member of The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Member of International Bar Association, Member of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Member of Institute of Directors and Member-Advancement Board at the University of Ibadan and on the board of 7 other companies.

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The Nigerian Economic Summit was birthed in 1993, it was however established and incorporated as a non-profit, non-partisan private sector organization in 1996.


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