Rev. Ujah sacked as executive secretary of Christian Pilgrim Commission

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate termination of the appointment of Rev. Tor Ujah as the executive secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC).

Mr. Willie Bassey, spokesman for the secretary to the government of the federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha who announced this in a statement on Tuesday, said the decision to terminate the appointment was in line with the provision of Section 4, Sub Section 3 of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission Act.

The statement directed Ujah to hand over to the director of administration in the commission, Mrs. Esther Kwaghe who will oversee the office pending the appointment of a substantive executive secretary.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate termination of the appointment of Rev. Tor Ujah, as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC).

“This is in line with the provision of Section 4, Sub-Section 3 of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission Act.

“Rev. Ujah has, therefore, been directed to hand over to Mrs. Esther Kwaghe, director of administration in the commission, who is to oversee the office, pending the appointment of a substantive executive secretary,” said Willie.

President Buhari also 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.

“In a related development, 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 Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, and all other federal government agencies in order to streamline their operations,” the statement added.

Ujah was appointed executive secretary in May 2016. According to the NCPC’s enabling law, he was supposed to serve five years in office.

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