President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate sacking of the chairmen and members of the boards of FCT Internal Revenue Service, Secondary Education and Universal Basic Education.
The order to sack the affected officials is contained in a September 9 letter to the FCT Permanent Secretary, John Chukwu, by the Secretary to the Federal Government.
The letter reminded Mr. Chukwu “that the Federal Government’s directive as contained in Circular Ref. No. SGF.19/S.81/XIX/964 on the dissolution of the Governing Boards of the Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions and Government Owned Companies remains extant”.
The letter emphasised “that the directive applies to all the Boards of the Federal Capital Territory Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions and Government Owned Companies”.
Acting on the directive, Mr. Chukwu directed the former chairman of the FCT Internal Revenue Service to hand over all duties and responsibilities of his office as well as government belongings in his possession to the FCT director of treasury.
The chairmen of the Secondary Education Board and Universal Basic Education Board were also directed to hand over all duties and responsibilities of their offices as well as government belongings in their possession to the directors/secretaries of their respectively agencies.
The permanent secretary thanked the officials for their contributions to the development of the Federal Capital Territory and wished them success in their future endeavours.