Minister Of Communications Suspends NITDA DG

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed that the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Peter Jack has been suspended.

In a statement from the ministry, “The indefinite suspension became imperative on the strength of deluge of petitions regarding several alleged wrong-doings in NITDA and subsequent preliminary findings of an investigative committee set up by the Ministry,”

The suspension was effected yesterday after a three man panel of investigation looked into several allegations against Peter Jack.

The DG was alleged to have illegally recruited several people into the agency and “from May, 2015 to 31st December, 2015, additional 245 staff were employed in questionable circumstances, despite clear instruction from the ministry directing suspension of employment in the agency,”

There are also indications that Peter Jack might be investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after allegations of financial mismanagement were also levelled against him.

Vincent Olatunji has been named acting DG NITDA.

Leave a Comment