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President Muhammadu Buhari has removed from office the Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. Tonye Clinton Jaja.

No reason was given for his sack which is with immediate effect.

The notice of his removal was conveyed via a letter signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata (SAN).

The letter titled, “Notification of your removal as Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission” read: “I 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, (JCFR1 as conveyed via letter Ref: 593I2N/230 of 28th September, 2020).


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“The removal is with immediate effect and you are, therefore, expected to handover all the properties of the commission in your possession to the Director-General.

“While wishing you success in your future endeavors, please accept the assurances of the warm regards and best wishes of the honorable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.”

Jaja who was appointed for a tenure of four years in the first instance has only served two and half years of his tenure.