President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the disengagement of Mr. John Kennedy Opara as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) with effect from Thursday, 19 May, 2016.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer Babachir Lawal conveyed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Lawal, who did not give reasons for Opara’s removal, however, said President thanked him for his invaluable services to the nation and wished him well in his future endeavours.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan had in June 2013 approved the re-appointment of Opara as Executive Secretary of NCPC for another term of five years after he had completed his first tenure of five years.
Jonathan had approved his reappointment for a second term of five years in accordance with the NCPC Establishment Act of 2007.