Federal Government had last month suspended Jack from office over alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office and appoint Dr Vincent Olatunji as the Acting Director General of the Agency The House joint Committees resolved to invite the embattled DG after the Minister of Communications Abdulraheem Shittu in a closed door meeting briefed the committees on the reason behind his decision to suspend the NITDA DG Though the Minister refused to disclose the reasons he presented before the committees to journalists, he pleaded that Nigerians and especially the media should be patient to allow the House of Representatives joint committees do their job. Speaking at the meeting, Chairman, House Committee on ICT, Mohammed Onawo said the duty of the committees was to find out whether appropriate procedure was followed in the termination of the DG and to also know whether due process was followed in the appointment of the acting new DG. He said that he wanted all the people involved to be given fair hearing, adding, “The outcome is that we have adjourned and we will be calling Mr. Jack, the DG of NITDA to also give us the side of his own story before we can go into any conclusions.” Also speaking, Chairman, House Committee on Telecommunication, hon Saheed Akinade-Fijabi assured that the committees would not witch-hunt anybody but would be objective in their investigations and report back to the House in due time. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the minister said it was not in his place to say anything now as investigation was still going on. According to him, “We must allow the House Committees to do their work rather than being presumptive. For me I think Nigeria should be patient and the press in particular should be patient and allow the two committees to do a good job in the interest of Nigeria. “We are all here to serve you and serve the Nigeria people and you can be sure that we will continue to collaborate and do our best to drive the ICT industry forward. For me that is the main agenda I have. Whatever is required to do, in pursuant of that, I will continue to do so. I urge all of you to be patient place.”]]>

Practical Considerations to Negotiate an Enforceable Joint Operating Agreement in Civil Law Jurisdictions (Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2020) By Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, LL. B (1st Class), BL (1st Class), LL.M (Calgary), LL.M (Harvard), DPhil (Oxford), Professor of Law and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria, www.damilolaolawuyi.com. & Professor Eduardo G. Pereira, LL. B (Brazil), LL.M (Aberdeen), PhD (Aberdeen),www.eduardogpereira.com   

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