President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Saratu Umar as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, ending a crisis that has pitched the sacked boss against her senior officers and affected the operation of the commission.
Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina disclosed the sack on Thursday. He did not state the reason but PREMIUM had exclusively reported allegations of incompetence and mismanagement against Ms Umar.
PREMIUM TIMES also understands she recently shunned an invitation to a ministerial probe panel.
Read the full statement by Mr Adesina below.
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT BUHARI TERMINATES APPOINTMENT OF SARATU UMAR AS NIPC BOSS
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.
In a directive to the Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo CON, the President also mandated the most senior Director in the Commission to immediately take over in the interim.