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Sacked DGs refuse to vacate offices

18 February 2016, 10:05

Abuja - Five out of the 26 heads of government agencies sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari  on Monday have refused to vacate their offices 48 hours after they were removed, reports Daily Trust.

The five have defied government’s directive asking them to handover to the most senior officers in their establishments pending the appointment of substantive chief executives.

Also read: Buhari sacks Jonathan’s appointees

Their refusal to handover has led to serious crisis in these organizations such that riot police had to be called in to restore normalcy.

At the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Ahmed Farouk has not handed over.

He has hinged his decision on the fact that there are still things to be sorted out.

At the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), the former DG, Juliet Chukka-Onaeko, was yet to hand over as at close of work on Wednesday.

Her refusal to handover has already created tension in the agency with workers voicing concerns over the uncertainty prevailing over the transition.

Read more at  Daily Trust.

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