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Jonathan Attends Valedictory ECOWAS Meeting In Ghana

…As Aisha Hassan-Baba Becomes ES, of NIPC

President Goodluck Jonathan Attends 47th Ordinary Session Of ECOWAS Authority Of Heads Of State And Government Holding In Accra, Ghana

Tony Ailemen, Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan will today, attend the 47th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government holding in Accra, Ghana. This is just as the President yesterday, approved the appointment of Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba, as the new Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).

A statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said President will be attending the ECOWAS summit, which coincides with the 40thanniversary of the Organization. The body will during the meeting receive reports on the current situation in Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau and deliberate on issues of democratic consolidation and regional peace and stability. President Jonathan is expected to be accompanied in the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali; House of Representatives Majority Leader, Hon. Mulikat Akande and some of his principal aides.

He is expected back in Abuja at the conclusion of the oneday summit.A statement from the Presidency says Mrs. Hassan-Baba will take over from Mrs. Saratu Altine Umar who has been relieved of her appointment as the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of NIPC with immediate effect. The new Executive Secretary/ Chief Executive had served previously as Director- General, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Anambra State and Director, Legal Services, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. President Jonathan thanks the out-going Executive Secretary/ Chief Executive for her services and wishes her well in her future endeavours.

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