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Published On: Tue, Nov 4th, 2014

Civil Society threatens nude protest over appointment of NIPC boss

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By Stanley Onyekwere

A civil society group under the auspices of National Democratic Front (NDF) has threatened to within 7 days embark on a naked protest on the streets of Abuja, the nation’s capital, if their call for the reversal of the recent appointment of Mrs. Saratu Umar, as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) is not upheld.

The group and its civil society partners, had on Monday staged an occupy investment house protest against Mrs. Umar’s appointment, during which protesters blocked the entrance into the NIPC’s office complex, at Plot No. 1181 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja. However, it took the effort of some top management staff at the Commission, who called the police, which dispersed the protesters, before whisking away NDF leader, Comrade Philip Agbese, in a Hilux van with registration number NPF 104 7B to unknown location. He had since regained his freedom. Speaking to newsmen, Comrade Agbese, said ordinary citizens and all concerned should know that their actions are not borne out of malice, but a sincere heart to save the country from collapsing in the hands of economic saboteurs that continue to use government office as conduit pipe to weaken what patriots have built in the past. “We want to correct a rare error committed by the commander-in-chief of the arm forces and the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan who is a known advocate of due process and ardent believer in the concept of round holds or whichever proxy made the appointment of Mrs. Sara

Umar as Executive Secretary Nigerian Investment Promotion Counc1″. “We are challenging relevant authorities to furnish Nigerians with copies of newspapers where the vacancy was advertised and the CVs of candidates who sat for the interview and corresponding results as

well. “Let it be known to Mrs. Saratu Umar that the era where people procure top government appointments because of their language or ethnic affiliation has ended and Nigerians are demanding for her immediate sack” Agbese said.


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