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Inept govt officials face FCT sack

31 December 2013, 09:11Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed, has threatened to sack non-performing Secretaries or Directors.

The warning followed an emergency meeting with the FCT Minister of State, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, FCT Permanent Secretary, John  Chukwu, some Mandate Secretaries, Coordinators, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) and some Directors whose duties have direct bearing with Municipal/Social Services and the day-to-day running of the FCT Administration.

According to a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Muhammad Hazat Sule, the minister thus gave a week ultimatum to see drastic changes in the areas of environment particularly garbage collection, social menace like street hawking, begging and commercial sex workers as well as enforcement of total ban on commercial motorcycles (Okadas) in designated areas.

“Any political appointee or Public Servant who is not prepared to shape up should be prepared to ship out,” the statement read.

The Minister warned that no staff, either political appointee or public servant, was indispensable as his administration would soon embark on re-assessment and re-adjustment which was not intended to ensure the system work more effectively.

 Akinjide supported the Minister and reiterated that a solution must be found to all the “ugly” problems.

Also speaking at the meeting, Chukwu also warned that the riot act signals that it was “no longer business as usual.”

He advised all public servants in the FCT Administration to wake up to their responsibilities.

“Abuja City Management must be done effectively in tune with the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Minister has directed the Permanent Secretary to continue with the meeting to devise workable solutions immediately.

He also directed that where necessary, changes should be made to ensure efficiency and service delivery.

– CAJ News


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