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Why Suspension Of NITDA DG, Peter Jack Anger Lawmakers

There is strong indication that the suspension of director general of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) by the Communications Minister did not go down well with the National Assembly.


Recalled that last week, House of Representatives had faulted the Minister over the suspension of NITDA DG, Peter Jack over alleged misconduct.

Joint Committees of ICT and Telecoms in the House of Representatives within the week subjected minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu,  over a comment he made on the suspension NITDA DG, Peter Jack over alleged misconduct.

He further appealed that he had an international conference to attend begging to take his leave.

Chairman of the Joint Committee, Mohammed Onawo,  had hinted that the essence of the meeting was to look into an alleged injustice done to the DG of NITDA.

Onawo explained that the clerk of the committee had written a detailed letter to the minister which was the reason for his appearance before the committee.

Members of the committee- Wole Oke, Tajudeen Yusuf and others speaking separately expressed displeasure at the minister’s statement saying, “for him to say that he doesn’t know why he is here is an insult to the National Assembly.

“Now Mr. Minister knows why he is here, Mr. Chairman may give him another opportunity to re express himself.

“We will not be part of anything that will undermine the National Assembly,” they said.

The Minister thereafter retracted his earlier statement saying, “I want you to forgive me if there is a misconception.”


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