President Buhari confirms appointment of new IPCR Director General.

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Bakut Tswah Bakut as the Director-General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR).

The appointment, according to a statement on Friday by the Resident Information Officer, IPCR, Abu Michael, was conveyed in a letter with reference: SGF.6/S.7/T/187, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

According to Abu, the SGF’s letter to Bakut read: “I am pleased to inform you that Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, has approved your appointment as Director-General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution for an initial term of four (4) years in accordance with Section 9 (3) (a) of the IPCR (Establishment) Act, 2007.”

He also said that Bakut in his response, pledged his unalloyed support to the Federal government and commitment to repositioning IPCR for greater service to Nigeria and Africa.

“Bakut also commended the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its understanding and support when he held sway in an acting capacity since August 8, 2018,” Abu added.

Bakut, a doctorate degree holder in International Relations, according to Abu, had since August 7, 2014, fulfilled the necessary requirements for professorial position as satisfied by external assessors.

“Chairman of the IPCR Governing Council on 18th December 2018, approved him as a Professor of International Relations and African Studies,” Abu further said.