The Non-Interest Finance Professionals of West Africa, NIFPWA, has appointed two Nigerian financial experts, Professors Kabir Isa-Dandago and Busari S Akande as President and Director-General of the union respectively.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that NIFPWA is a confederation of international non-interest financial professionals operating from Dakar, Senegal with operational offices in about 8 West African countries.
According to a statement on Friday, the appointment of the duo, alongside other representatives from Africa countries, was ratified on March 25, 2021 during the Annual General Meeting, AGM, of the union held in Dakar, Senegal.
Prof. Isa-Dandago is a professor of Accounting and Taxation from Bayero University, Kano. He is also a former Commissioner of Finance in Kano State.
While Prof. S. Akande is an Ilorin Emirate born business finance expert who is a full member of the American Association of University Professors and African Director of the Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership USA.
Other members of the working committee are Dr Mufti Asad Gul (Pakistan) as the Vice President. Prof Mohammed Ndiaye( Senegal) as the 2nd Vice President. Dr Jean Herman( Ghana) as Deputy DG, Mrs Rhodes Elizabeth (Togo), Prof Khalid Mohammed (India) Dr Martins Logroan (Cote D’ ivoire), Dr Amadou Camara( Gambia), Mr Abdurrozaq O Abdulazeez ( Nigerian Graduate Program Coordinator) and Mr Sagbohan Mountassim( Benin Republic).
Dr Said Adekunle Mikail of the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance ISRA is also a Governing Council Member.
NIFPWA is an independent professional body dedicated to the development of Non Interest Finance Professionals in strict accordance to AAOIFI international standards applicable to NIFIs.
It is a legal entity registered under the Organization for the harmonization of corporate law in Africa, OHADA. NIFPWA develops and grades the Certified Non Interest Professional, CNIFP, Examinations.