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Buhari Appoints Thomas, NAICOM’s New CEO, EDs for NDIC


By Tony Obiechina, Abuja 


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr.

Sunday Thomas as the substantive Commissioner for Insurance/Chief Executive Officer, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). 

Thomas had replaced immediate past commissioner for Insurance/CEO, Mallam Mohammed Kari, in an acting capacity in July 2019. He has over three decades of experience in the industry as an operator and regulator.


In April 2017, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner in charge of technical matters by President Buhari in April 2017. He was formerly Director-General (DG) of the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) in 2010.


The President also approved the appointments of two board members for Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mrs. Ya’ana Talib Yaro as the Non Executive Director representing the North East, and Mrs.

Diana O. Okonta as Non Executive Director, to fill the slot for the South South.


A statement by Mr Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser (Media and Communications) to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National in Abuja on Sunday, said the appointments take immediate effect.

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