Mrs Hakama Sidi Ali has been appointed as the new Acting Director of Corporate Communications of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). She replaced Dr. Abdulmumini Isa who had been serving in the capacity.
Ali, a recognised member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), served as Deputy Director in the same Department at the Bank before her latest appointment. Though the appointment was not officially announced by the bank, Mrs. Ali signed off on the latest press releases from the Apex Bank
The NIPR has for years sustained the campaign to stop government agencies, individuals, and corporate organisations from the illegal practice of appointing non-professionals and quacks as official spokespersons.
It was gathered that the new CBN spokesperson is a 1992 graduate of the Bayero University, Kano (BUK), where she bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication. She also has an MSc in Mass Communication and PGDE in English Language.
Apart from NIPR, she is also a member of other reputable professional bodies like the Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management (CILRM), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), Africa Development Studies Centre (ADSC), Toastmasters International, among others.