Buhari dismisses Saratu Umar as NIPC boss

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has terminated the appointment of Hajiya Saratu Umar as the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, with immediate effect.


The decision was announced in a brief statement issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Thursday night.


“The President has ordered the most senior Director in the Commission to immediately take over temporaryily, this was contained in a directive to the Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, CON”, he wrote.


At the time of filing this report, the reason for the dismissal is yet to be ascertained.

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