This was disclosed in a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) on Tuesday.
According to Shehu, the appointment is for an initial term of four years in accordance with the provision of Section 7 (1) of the NEPC (Establishment) Act, 1987.
The appointment is with effect from 27th November, 2021,Shehu said further.
Until his appointment, Dr Yakusak, who holds a PhD in commercial law from the Ahmadu Bello University, was the Director, Policy and Strategy, NEPC.
He has also served as Secretary to the Governing Board of the Council.