Rabi’u Gwarzo appointed as new board chairman of Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc


Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc has announced the appointment of Alhaji  Rabi’u M. Gwarzo (OON), as the new Chairman of its Board of Directors. He replaces Alhaji Alhassan Aminu Dantata (CON) who resigned as Board chairman on 9th September 2021.

The recent development is part of the resolutions reached at the recently concluded Board of Directors meeting of the company, held at Bristol Palace Hotel in Kano State, on the 9th day of September, 2021.

Confirming the appointment, the firm in a statement signed by its secretary, Theophilus Ogwuche, and filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), stated that: ‘’At the Meeting of the Board of Directors of Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (the Company or NNFM) held at THE BRISTOL PALACE HOTEL, 54/56 GUDA ABDULLAHI ROAD, FARM CENTRE, KANO on THURSDAY, 9th SEPTEMBER, 2021 the following resolutions were duly passed.

’That the Board of Directors of NNFM Plc has accepted the resignation of Alhaji Alhassan Aminu Dantata CON from the Board of NNFM Plc with effect from 9th September 2021.

’That following this resignation, the Board of Directors has appointed Alhaji Rabi’u M. Gwarzo, OON as the new Chairman of the Board.’’

Alhaji Rabi’u Gwarzo

Until his recent appointment, Alhaji Rabiu Gwarzo served as the Vice Chairman of Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc. He started his educational career with a brief stint at Bayero University Kano and proceeded to West Ham College and North East London Polytechnic, both in London where he studied Commercial Accounting between 1972 and 1975.  He holds a Certificate in Accounting and Finance from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (1982).

He joined Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc as an Accountant in 1985, rose to the position of Deputy Managing Director in 1991 ; Managing Director in 1997 and was elevated to the position of Vice-Chairman of the Company in 2011.

Alhaji Rabiu, (an Officer of the Order of Niger), who joined the Board of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. as a non-executive member on 8th December 2009, is also a member of Kano Peace Development Initiative and a Director of Kano State Investment Company Limited.

Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc engages in the business of milling wheat, maize, and similar grain. Its products include Garri, Goldenvita, Semovita and Masavita. The company was founded on October 29, 1971, and is headquartered in Kano, Nigeria.