Multiple sources are now revealing that the Managing Director of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority -NSIA, Uche Orji is currently under severe pressure.
Following the recent alleged illegal appointment of daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Aisha Abba Kyari as an Assistant Vice President at the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), there has been said to be an unrest, with investigations being launched into how the news leaked to the public.
Furthermore, it was hinted that Mr. Uche Orji has been under fire, as private investigations carried out fingered him as being behind the leaked information on Abba Kyari’s daughter, which has since put her in the eyes of the storm
There were allegations by a civil rights organization, Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance (CACOBAG) that Aisha Abba Kyari’s appointment violated set procedure at the NSIA, adding that her position was not advertised and that she did not meet the criteria for appointment.
However, despite incessant denials by the Board and members of NSIA, CACOBAG insists that its allegation was right, and urged the Presidency to look into it and act accordingly.
On the other hand, Uchechi Orji is said to currently facing disciplinary panel within the agency, and according to inside sources within NSIA, his job is currently on the line as some highly placed persons are bent on making sure he loses his position as Chief Executive.
Uche Orji joined NSIA as its Chief Executive Officer on October 2, 2012 and has global experience in the financial services sector.
Orji is also a Non-Executive Director of Development Bank of Nigeria PLC and served as its Interim Chairman until March 2017. He was a Managing Director of Equities division of UBS Securities.
He was also an Analyst at the firm. He spent six years at JP Morgan Securities from 2001 to 2006, serving as Vice President initially and then as the Managing Director within the Equities division. Prior to this, Orji was also at Goldman Sachs Asset Management from 1998 to 2001 as an Analyst/Portfolio Manager.
He also worked at Diamond Bank Plc., Lagos Nigeria and Arthur Andersen & Co. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, graduating in 1990 and also obtained an MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1998.