Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Group declares suspension of NITDA DG illegal, calls on Buhari to caution Communications Minister

By News Express on 04/02/2016

Views: 1,945

A civil rights organisation, Centre for Leadership Network Initiative, on Wednesday in Abuja advised President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Minister of Communications Technology, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, and reverse the suspension of the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Peter Jack.

National Publicity Secretary of CLNI, Usman Abdulazeez, described the sack as illegal, saying that the minister’s action was a complete departure from the promise made to Nigerians by the President.

He said: “We are disappointed with the actions of the minister thus far, which are totally against the spirit of the Nigeria Constitution and the public service rules. Firstly, we condemn not only the suspension of Peter Jack but also the insistence of the minister that the Director of Corporate Planning and Strategy, Mr. Vincent Olatunji, should take over as against the most senior Director, Yinka Adejumo, to whom power had earlier been handed over by Jack.”

CLNI also declared the immediate ‘de-secondment’ without due process of the Director, Human Resource and Administration and the Principal Officer, Multi-Stakeholders Partnership Office, amongst others, without recourse to public service rules as “a complete act of impunity and further portrays the minister as playing a script that is not in the interest of Nigeria as a nation.”

The group said that the duty of the minister is to recommend to the President for appointment in whatever capacity when necessary.

According to CLNI, “Peter Jack is been victimised for recruitment of over 250 persons to beef up the manpower requirement of NITDA that is currently less than 80 persons and also for his role in supporting the former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

“If this is allowed to continue it may degrade the good intentions of President Muhammadu Buhari’s change agenda since the action of the minister is an abuse of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We therefore urge the president to call caution the minister.”

•Photo shows suspended NITDA DG, Peter Jack.

Source News Express

Posted 04/02/2016 7:43:42 PM





You may also like...
FG develops action plan to neutralise Boko Haram’s...

Former US Republican presidents dump Donald Trump

Three journalists cry out over threat to life,...

Fulani killings: Enough is enough, HURIWA tells Buhari...

EFCC raids auto shop, impounds 29 cars

1 GAME condemns attack on Yobe College, postpones...

Signs of stress in China’s economy multiply

NOSDRA begins investigation into explosion at Nembe Creek...

Nigeria manufactures Nano-Satellite

Gunmen attack Katsina village, kill 10

PDP Convention: Northern leaders set up screening committee...

Kidnapped Bayelsa ex-commissioner regains freedom but soldier’s fate...


Latest News Police shortlist candidates for recruitment Boko Haram kills 29 in fresh Borno onslaught Troops eliminate dozens of terrorists, recover weapons Imo: Okorocha, wife carted away 67 vehicles, ADC 5, Task Force alleges JAMB withdraws UTME results of 4 candidates Akpabio parading fake results, INEC tells Akwa Ibom tribunal Niger Delta leaders urge adequate funding of Amnesty Programme, hail Dokubo No going back on August 1 clampdown on number plates violation — FRSC World Bank giving $4bn grants to states ― NGF boss 24 bandits killed in Kaduna, Kano, Niger states 2019 Elections: Tribunal adjourns hearing of Atiku, PDP’s petition to July 1 Actionaid to spend N900m in Kogi, Nasarawa


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (498,968 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (427,489 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (367,864 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (313,586 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (278,371 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (245,087 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (235,655 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (217,695 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (215,581 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (205,895 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (185,788 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,854 views)


NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,328) Business Verdict (75) Columnists (1,056) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (627) Features (767) Global Business Monitor (384) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,628) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (314) News (47,847) Opinion (1,268) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,073) Religion (1,033) Sports (2,053) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera