The attention of Council of Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) [CPN] has been drawn to a story in The Guardian Newspaper of Monday 12th October, 2015 with the caption, "CPN Suspends Registrar, Three Top Officials For Alleged Abuse Of Office, Others".

We write to correct the malicious, misleading, and outright distortion of facts as follows:-

  1. The Council at its 75th meeting held on Friday 9th October, 2015 did direct that the Registrar/Secretary to Council should proceed on terminal leave in accordance with Public Service rules having served out his terms of office. He was never suspended
  2. The Director Legal Services, Alhaji Abass Fufore served Council meritoriously for 8 years and in accordance with the Public Service Rules,  has since proceeded on his terminal leave from September, 2015. Alhaji Abass Fufore was therefore not sacked as stated in the malicious publication
  3. Alhaji Amoo Taofeek, the Head Human Resources and Administration was asked to proceed on one month Leave for administrative reasons and not sacked as stated in that publication
  4. Mr. Ibraheem Al-Is-Haq was also not sacked as portended in the publication. Issues relating to Mr. Al &ndash Is &ndash Haq is presently being treated in line with the Public Service Rules.

It has become imperative to correct the misrepresentations for posterity sake and also in order to correct any erroneous impression that the publication might have created in the minds of members of the IT profession and the general public.

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