Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Wednesday appointed a former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Ifueko Marina Omoigui-Okauru to head the Board of Trustees for the N25billion State Employment Trust Fund (ETF).
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Habib Aruna, in a statement, said the Governor also approved the appointment of nine others that will serve as members of the Board of Trustees of the trust fund.
The Employment Trust Fund was signed into law by Governor Ambode on Tuesday, according to him, was in line with keeping faith with the promise he made to the people during the electioneering campaign.
The trust fund is geared towards addressing the challenge of youth unemployment as well as promotes wealth creation through entrepreneurial development in the state.
Ambode was optimistic that the Fund will address the challenge of unemployment and promote wealth creation through entrepreneurial development, adding that an annual contribution of N6.25billion will be injected into the Fund by the State Government for 4years totaling N25billion.
Ifueko Marina Omoigui-Okauru serves as the Managing Partner of Compliance Professionals Plc. Mrs. Omoigui-Okauru served as Chief Responsibility Officer of ReStraL Ltd from 1996 to 2004 and left the services of Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1996 as National Partner of its strategy practice after having spent twelve years in the firm. She has wealth of experience.
In a long span of the year 2004 to 2012, she take charge of several positions within the Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service, including appointments as the first female Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria, the first female Chairman of the Joint Tax Board, and Member of the Nigerian President’s Economic Management Team charged with responsibility for tax reform in Nigeria.
She serves as a Member of the Executive Council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and also the 2012 Mentorship Chairperson of the African Women’s Leadership Think-Tank (AWLTT).
Omoigui-Okauru received numerous awards in Nigeria, including recognition as a Member of the Order of the Niger (2000), a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (2000) and a Member of the Nigerian Federal Republic (MFR) (2006).
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), 2001 and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCTI), 2007. Mrs. Omoigui-Okauru received a Master of Science in Management Science from Imperial College, University of London in 1986 and a Bachelor of Science (First Class) in Accounting from the University of Lagos in 1983.