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Buhari Govt Sacks Third Female DG In Three Days



The Acting Registrar General of Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, Lady Azuka Azinge on Friday became the third female chief executive of a Federal Government parastatal to be removed from office by the Muhammadu Buhari administration in as many days.

Azuka was removed following a submission made by the administration to the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, ordered Dr. Marilyn Amobi, the Managing Director of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) and the Managing Director of Rural Electrification, Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi to step down from office.

In the latest development, the CCT in a statement signed by the Head of its Press and Public Relations, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, said the order followed an ex-parte motion the Federal Government moved against her on December 24.

The statement averred that the administration had in the ex-parte motion dated December 17, filed through the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, sought an order for Lady Azinge to step aside upon allegations of abuse of office.

The statement deposed that the order was granted by the tribunal.

The statement read thus:

“That Defendant / Respondent step aside as the Acting Registrar General of Corporate Affairs Commission over allegation of contravening provision of Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act CAP C1 LFN 2004 pending the hearing and determination of Motion on notice dated on the 17th day of December, 2019.

The CCT further directed that, “the Hon. Minister of Trade and Industry and the Chairman of the Board of Corporate Affairs Commissions pending the hearing and the determination of the motion on notice, dated and filed  on the 17th day of December, 2019.”

“The order is issued in Abuja under the seal of the Tribunal and the Heads of Honourable Chairman and Member on this 24th day of December, 2019”, the statement added.

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