President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the removal of Nigerian Copyright Commission(NCC) Board chairman, Tonye Jaja with immediate effect.
Jaja’s removal was contained in an October 15 letter signed by Dayo Apata, the Solicitor General. He was ordered to return all properties of the commission in his possession to the Director-General of the commission, John Asien.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Jaja was inaugurated for a four-year tenure along with other members of the board in May 2019. However, the President sacked him about two and a half years into his tenure.
It read in part, “l have been directed to notify you of your removal as the Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari. GCFR, as conveyed vids letter Ref: 59312/V/230 of September 28, 2020.”
“Your removal is with immediate effect and you are, therefore expected to hand over all the properties of the commission in your possession to the Director-General.”
No official reason was given for the removal.