EYEAFRICA TV: BANJUL, The Gambia: Barely one month after the resignation of two top officials of The Gambia OIC Secretariat, President Adama Barrow have appointed Yankuba Dibba as the new chief executive officer and Essa Bokarr Sey as his deputy.
Both appointments were said to have been offered by the OIC Secretariat board, headed by President Adama Barrow, following an extraordinary meeting on 19th September.
In August, former chief executive officer Lamin JK Sanneh and head of communication and branding, Nyang Njie confirmed their resignation from the secretariat, at a crucial time when Gambia lost it’s already won bid to host the 2019 OIC Heads of States Submit and looking ahead to hosting it next year.
Mr. Sanneh, whose resignation letter was seen by Eye Africa TV, justified his decision as furtherance to the cancellation of his secondment to the government of The Gambia by his employee. But many people had suggest that the two top officials resigned following President Adama Barrow’s appointment of the new CEO Yankuba Dibba as the secretariat’s deputy CEO, a week earlier.
The organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretariat the Gambia is the body set up under the office of the President (OP) to provide the coordination role in preparation of the hosting of the 2022 OIC Heads of States summit scheduled to be held in The Gambia in 2022.
“Whatever you do in life you have to take decision. In life, you have to do what should be done and take the right decision and move on,” political analyst and the secretariat’s former head of communication and branding Nyang Njie told Eye Africa while confirming his resignation in August. But he said his resignation was a personal decision and it will remain as that.
The OIC is the second largest inter – governmental organization after the United Nations, with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents.