National Identity Management Commission Chairman resigns

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The Chairman of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Olagunsoye Oyinlola has resigned his appointment.

Voice of Nigeria gathered that the resignation letter, addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and dated May 9, 2018, has been submitted to the Presidency.

Mr. Oyinlola who recently led an effort to form a new political party being sponsored by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo said in the letter that the resignation took effect from Wednesday 9th May, 2018.

He said the resignation was necessitated by a new, greater political engagement that will make that difficult for him to serve as the NIMC Chairman. .

The letter reads in part:

“Your Excellency, I must put on record my very deep sense of appreciation for the special privilege and consideration you gave me to serve our fatherland in that capacity. As I stated in my appreciation letter to you shortly after the appointment, the offer was a clear call to service. I gave the job the dedication it deserved and would have loved to continue but I regret to inform Your Excellency that I have a new, greater political engagement that will make that difficult and even impolitic.

“Sir, as one of my bosses in the army, I believe you would understand my stand given recent political developments. The training I got as a decorated officer and gentleman precluded me from engaging in any act that could amount to disloyalty and conflict of interest. I am moving on to chart a new course in my politics outside the ruling party and this thus, demands my dropping the NIMC chairmanship.”

Oyinlola thanked President Buhari for the great honour and confidence reposed in him, wished the president good luck and prayed that he finishes well and strong in the service of the country.

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