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Jonathan Fires NIPC Boss, Appoints Hassan-Baba As Replacement

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, (THEWILL) – With barely two weeks to the end of his tenure as President of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan Monday removed Mrs. Saratu Altine Umar as Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) “with immediate effect” and appointed Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba, to the position.

A Presidency statement, which announced the development, said, “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.”

The statement was however silent on why Umar was fired.