The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Monday, March 18, urged the newly sworn-in Head of Service, Permanent Secretaries, as well as Chairman and Commissioners of the FCT Civil Service Commission, to be committed and work for the success of President Bola Tinubu.

Wike made the plea during the swearing-in ceremony of the officials, by the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, represented by Justice Sylvanus Oriji.

Recall that President Bola Tinubu on March 12, approved the appointment of the officials, following his approval for the establishment of the FCT Civil Service Commission (CSC) in October 2023.

The minister, who described the occasion as a memorable day for the FCT, urged the new appointees to support the government of President Tinubu in realising the Renewed Hope Agenda, warning the newly sworn-in Perm Secs against performing below expectation.

He also warned against the undue delay of files, adding that there would be no issuance of queries for non-performance rather the person would be asked to go.


Wike said: “Today is a memorable day as far as the FCT is concerned. First of all, we want to thank His Excellency, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, who has shown leadership by making sure the 2018 Act is being implemented. That again reassures us of the Renewed Hope Agenda.

“To the Permanent Secretaries, yes you have been made a permanent secretary, but you know what comes with it, you know the implication of that. If you perform below expectation, there is nothing like a query, there is nothing like querying you by the proper civil service rules, and we have no time for that. I don’t want to hear that files are unduly delayed.”

Wike said what he and President Tinubu require is their commitment and loyalty.

He disclosed that he had directed the reshuffling of Directors, for effective performance.

“Immediately after now, the Head of Service will send out the postings of Directors. I have said that there will be total reshuffling in all areas, and I’m going to implement it this afternoon.”



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