DIG Salihu Hashimu Quits NPF Microfinance Bank After Tinubu’s Appointment As PSC Chairman

NPF Microfinance Bank’s board chairman, DIG Salihu Hashimu (Rtd) has quit his role after President Bola Tinubu appointed him as the chair of the Police Service Commission.

NPF MFB replaced the former director with Adebayo Samuel Damilola CP (Rtd) after a board meeting held on June 13, 2024 with effect on the same day.

Damilola made his first entry into the company’s board in February 2024.

NPF MFB first introduced him in a statement signed by the Company Secretary, Mrs O.J. Idemudia, saying that four new directors which include Mr Akinlade, Atanda Mutalib, AIG Dauda, Dabban Idrisu (Rtd), CP Adegbuyi, Samuel Damilola (Rtd) and Mr Abah, Friday Aduojo were appointed into the Board.

The new directors were appointed to fill the vacancies created by the exit of Mr A. Udah, Mr A. Satumari, Mrs R. Shehu and Mr U.I. Baba.

The 67-year-old board chairman, Damilola grew in the police ranks after joining the force in 1984. He retired as a Commissioner of Police.

The chairman holds a BSc in Business Administration from Livingston University, Livingston, Alabama, USA, obtained in 1981.

The CP headed the Special Fraud Unit FHQ in Abuja before he was redeployed to Edo State in 2015.

During his service in Edo State as CP, the former Governor of the State, Adams Oshimhole tasked him to investigate and apprehend some desperate politicians who allegedly go about purchasing Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), from eligible voters.

Oshiomhole said, ““I am trying to understand what anybody can do with this, it is not clear. Somebody called me this morning to say that two persons came to him to complain that they gave them N5,000 in lieu of their PVC saying they were going to keep it for them and then they destroyed the PVC in their presence.”

“There is no pretending to the fact that you are assuming duty at a very critical period… We will sustain our sensitization but I will like to encourage you that if we find any cases of people buying this thing illegally to use them for illegal purposes, I want to plead with you to do what you have to do so that we can prosecute one or two persons so that it becomes an example to other desperate people.”

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