With the end of his first tenure as Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Professor Oshita O. Oshita has handed over to Dr. Bakut t. Bakut, the Director of External Conflict Prevention and Resolution.
In the signed letter dated August 8, 2018 Professor Oshita, states, “My tenure as the Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) comes to an end today, 8th August, 2018. In view of this and given that you are the most Senior Director in IPCR at this time, you are please, to oversee the affairs of the Institute from 9 August, 2018, pending the appointment of a substantive Director General. This appointment is in accordance with circular: No. SGF.50/S.ll/C.2/268 of 4th December, 2017.
While congratulating Dr. Bakut as the Acting Director General, Oshita urged him to assiduously work towards uplifting the image of the Institute. He thanked the Government, the management and staff of the Institute for their dedication.
Responding, the Acting Director General commended Oshita for the successes IPCR has so far recorded under his leadership.
While pledging to consolidate on the gains so far achieved by IPCR in the last 4 years, Dr. Bakut praised Oshita for giving the Institute a direction worthy of emulation by other government agencies.
Bakut says, “I assured you that with the period that I will be serving as the Acting Director General pending the appointment of a substantive Director General, you have no reason to regret”, noting that he would put in his best for the Institute to further progress.