President Good Luck Jonathan has sacked the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council, Saratu Umar on Monday, May 18. Her dismissal follows series of petitions from aggrieved staff to president Jonathan over allegations of highhandedness, staff intimidation and incompetence.
In a Statement released to the press, Jonathan approved Uju Hassan-Baba as the acting Executive Secretary of NIPC. The statement reads:
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba, as the new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC). Mrs. Hassan-Baba takes over from Mrs. Saratu Altine Umar who has been relieved of her appointment as the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of NIPC with immediate effect.
“The new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive had served previously as Director-General, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Anambra State and Director, Legal Services, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. President Jonathan thanks the out-going Executive Secretary/Chief Executive for her services and wishes her well in her future endeavours.” it said.