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Jonathan Sacks NIPC Boss

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 2:02 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Unconfirmed sources have said that President Jonathan has sacked the executive secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Saratu Umaru, and appointed Uju Hassan-Baba as acting executive secretary in her stead.

Umaru had been under pressure of recent, with allegations of abuse of office and high-handedness against her from some directors and staff of the agency.

In her defence, she told newsmen, after staff of NIPC demanded for her removal in a protest a few weeks ago, that some directors in the agency, indicted by the recent audit of the agency’s account books, were behind the protest at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

Umar, who addressed the media on the incident, said that audit findings showed that monies running into hundreds of millions of naira were misappropriated by the directors.

“I felt there were pressing issues that needed attention, so I did not spend any N35 million furnishing my office. That you can confirm. Repositioning the agency for optimal service delivery is my top priority but those who are used to the old ways of doing things are the ones misinforming the staff,” she said.