NTN workers celebrate UKoh’s exit with party


By Charles Okogene

National Troupe of Nigeria workers rolled out the drums in large numbers in celebration of the exit of their erstwhile director, Mr. Tar Ukoh, whose tenure was not extended for a second tenure.

The workers were said to have tasked themselves and raised money for drinks and foods for the celebration that took place in Lagos.

Though, no substantive director has been appointed but the memo informing Ukoh of the refusal of the president to re-appoint him, directed him to hand over to the most senior director in NTN

Part of the memo, which was dated March 31, 2020 and signed by Ifeoma A. Anyanwutaku (mrs)  reads as follows “following the expiration of your four years tenure as the director-General of the National Troupe of Nigeria, I write to inform you to handover the leadership of the NTN, to the most senior director of the agency…..,” the memo read.

It is is understood that a similar memo was dispatched to three other DGs namely, Otunba Segun Runsewe of National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), Mr. Folly Coker of National Tourism Development Agency, NTDC and  Mr. Adedayo Thomas of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) who whose tenures were not renewed but that of Ukoh becomes a subject because of  his high-handedness, maladministration and misappropriation allegetion petition written against him by the workers’ union.

However, before the expiration of his first tenure, Ukoh, had locked up the Abuja office of the group, ordered the staff to work from home and took away the keys to an unknown destination; till now his whereabouts remains unknown. He was not even seen to be given the memo informing him that his tenure was not renewed for a second term, it is, however, believed that a soft copy has been sent to him. And he has pleaded that he should be given till next Monday to come and handover pack his personal items in his office.

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