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Dangote appoints female director for sugar refinery

The Dangote Sugar refinery Plc, a subsidiary of Dangote Group, has appointed Yabawa Lawan Wabi, as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

According to a corporate notice signed by the Company Secretary, Temitope Hassan, the appointment was approved by the board at its meeting held on February 28, 2023.

Mrs. Wabi has experience in the public sector having served as Permanent Secretary in various ministries, and as Director of Finance and Accounts at the Ministry of Works & Housing, Borno State, and as Accountant General of Borno State.
Wabi is a graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.

Part of the notice read, “The Board of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. warmly welcomes Mrs. Wabi, and has no doubt that she would bring with her the rich experience she has garnered in finance, and a high degree of objectivity to the Board for sustaining stakeholder trust and confidence.

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“Mrs. Wabi’s appointment as Independent Non-Executive Director takes effect on March 1, 2023 and is subject to the ratification of the Members of the Company at its next Annual General Meeting.”

Wabi is an accomplished and versatile individual with deep knowledge and experience in the Nigerian Public Sector. She has held various senior positions in different Nigerian Ministries and Parastatals and has served with distinction as Minister of Finance from 2010 – 2011.

She has demonstrated her sterling leadership attributes while serving as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs Borno State, (2009 – 2010); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Borno State, (2007 – 2008); The Accountant General of Borno State (2003 – 2007), Director of Finance and Accounts at the Ministry of Works & Housing, Borno State, (2002 – 2003) just to name a few.

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