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Meet Abdullahi Usman Bello? The new chairman of CCB appointed by Tinubu



President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr Abdullahi Usman Bello as the new Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), pending confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.

This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in Abuja.

He said that the President anticipated the new Chairman would lead the Bureau with utmost integrity toward the realization of its mandate of maintaining high standards of public morality in the conduct of government business.

Ngelale said Tinubu expected the new appointee to ensure that the actions and behaviour of public officers conform to the highest standards of morality and accountability.

Who is Abdullahi Usman Bello?

Ngelale said that Bello was a consummate professional with more than 25 years of work experience in consulting, banking, law enforcement, financial services, and academia.

He is an Assistant Professor, Forensic Accounting and Auditing at Northumbria University.

According to his profile on the Northumbria University Newscastle, he obtained a PhD in Anti-money laundering Compliance at the University in 2014.

Bello’s first tertiary education was at Oxford Brookes University where he obtained a BSc degree in Accountancy, Applied Accounting.

He has held different positions in the corporate world including:

  • Abdubel Consulting Limited (2017 – 2021)
  • Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (2017)
  • Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (2015 – 2017)
  • ChamsSwitch Limited (2008 – 2009)
  • Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (2004 – 2008)
  • Afribank International Limited (Merchant Bankers) (2002 – 2004)
  • Stanbic Bank Plc (2001)
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