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President Buhari Dismissed Saratu Umar as NIPC Boss.



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President Buhari dismissed Saratu Umar as NIPC boss.


NewsReport gathered that Saratu Umar, the executive secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), was fired by President Muhammadu Buhari.


Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, announced the development in a statement on Thursday.

This is the second time that Umar has been sacked from the same position.

Her dismissal had come exactly eight days after a nine-month-old letter on the controversial waivers was leaked to the media and six days after the NIPC staff union petitioned the president to ask for her removal.

But in July 2022, she was reappointed by Buhari for a fresh term of five years.

Adesina said the most senior director in the commission has been appointed as Umar’s replacement in the interim.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Hajiya Saratu Umar as the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), with immediate effect,” the statement reads.

“In a directive to the honourable Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, the President also mandated the most senior director in the Commission to immediately take over in the interim.”


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