President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the termination of the appointment of Reverend Tor Ujah as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission.
A statement from the Cabinet office said Reverend Ujah’s sack is in line with the provision of Section 4, Sub-Section 3 of the NCPC Act.
It directed the sacked NCPC Executive Secretary to hand over to Mrs Esther Kwaghe, Director of Administration in the Commission, who is to oversee the Office, pending the appointment of a Substantive Executive Secretary.
Meanwhile, Reverend Ujah has complied with the directive and thanked the President for the opportunity to serve the country in such a capacity.
But in swift reaction, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, said the sudden termination of Rev. Tor Ujah’s appointment as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) is suspicious.
CAN’s National Director, Legal and Public Affairs, Evangelist Samuel Kwamkur Vondip, said though President Buhari reserved the right to either appoint or remove the Commission’s Executive Secretary as he deems fit, the fact that Ujah was not allowed to complete his tenure before his sack questions the motive behind the decision of the government.
He, however, expressed the desire of the umbrella Christian body in the country to enjoy good relations with the next substantive Executive Secretary of the Commission.
“Our sole desire, as partners with NCPC, is that credible people, who are good Christians are willing to listen to the counsel of the CAN, understand its working, and share a good relationship with the Church, are appointed to head the Commission,” he said.