Eyebrows were raised in Abidjan when President Alassane Dramane Ouattara’s niece Nina Keita was appointed deputy director-general of Société de Gestion des Stocks Pétroliers de Côte d’Ivoire (Gestoci). The appointment was signed off by hydrocarbons, energy and renewable energy minister Abdourahmane Cissé. At the budget ministry, Keita worked in communications for Cissé, who is close to Ouattara, a fellow finance specialist turned politician. More recently, she gained an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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