Nigerian President Buhari sacks NCPC boss, Tor Uja


President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly approved the immediate termination of Reverend Tor Uja’s appointment as the executive secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC).


A statement by the director (Information) at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, said the termination was in line with the provision of Section 4, Sub-Section 3 of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission Act, The Nation reports. Bassey added that Ujah has been directed to hand over to Esther Kwaghe, director of administration in the commission, who is to oversee the office, pending the appointment of a substantive executive secretary.

Reverend Tor Uja reportedly sacked with immediate effect. Photo credit: The Nation Source: UGC Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to work out an appropriate framework for the operation of offshore account maintained by the NCPC and all other federal government agencies in order to streamline their operations.

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Meanwhile, the immediate past minister of communication, Adebayo Shittu, said he was shocked when his name was not included on President Buhari’s ministerial list for his second term. Shittu, who made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, said although he did not expect that he would not be reappointed, as a Muslim, he took it as his fate. The ex-minister said: “I took it the way it came. “Of course, I expected that I will be reappointed (as minister) but when it didn’t happen, as a Muslim, it didn’t take me five minutes before I accepted that what has come, it’s the will of God. “And I have also found comfort in a Quranic verse when God promised that what is to come later is better than what is with you now”. So for me, it says we must accept that there is always something better with God which he gives to his beloved.

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