President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has sacked Mrs. Saratu Altine Umar the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and approved the appointment of Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba, as the new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of NIPC.
This was made known in a statement signed by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity)
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 thanked the out-going Executive Secretary/Chief Executive for her services and wished her well in her future endeavours.
The new NIPC boss served as Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Anambra State under former governor of the state, Peter Obi. Peter Obi, a close confidant of the president was recently appointed Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission SEC by the out-going president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The new NIPCCEO is widely believed to be a close confidant of Peter Obi.