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Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Koskio(m): 8:04am On May 23
The Buhari administration has restrained cabinet ministers from directly removing heads of agencies and parastatals they supervise.

Now in place is a multi-layered procedure that appears to strengthen the role of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in the disciplinary process, a government circular exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES shows.

The circular, dated May 19 and endorsed by the SGF, Boss Mustapha, conveyed the “concern” of the government about the tendency by some ministers to arbitrarily remove chief executive officers of agencies and its impact on stability and service delivery.

The circular was dispatched to all ministers and several other senior officials, including the head of service, the president’s chief of staff, military chiefs, the central bank governor, and permanent secretaries, among others.

Ministers had in the past arbitrarily exercised powers to discipline heads of agencies, commissions or departments they supervise, including suspending and dismissing them from office.

For example, In January, the power minister, Sale Mamman, removed Damilola Ogunbiyi and Marilyn Amobi, respectively the chief executives of the Rural Electrification Agency and the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company apparently without clearance from the presidency or adopting a process of query and panel probe.

President Muhammadu Buhari would later reverse the minister’s action. But the minister in the past days has also sacked the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Mohammed, alongside four directors of the company, although he said his action was approved by Mr Buhari.

The SGF’s circular now protects heads of agencies from their supervising ministers’ arbitrariness but may have created a hurdle of red-tapism that may delay – or even prevent – sanction for abuses.

Also, ministerial threats of sanctions in the event of no performance, like the one issued by communications and digital economy minister, Isa Pantami, to agencies under his ministry last August, may no longer yield any effect.

When serious misconduct is reported against a chief executive, the new procedure set by the circular requires a minister through the permanent secretary to refer the matter to the governing board of the affected agency in line with its enabling law and chapters three and 16 of the Public Service Rules on discipline and government parastatals.


The board will then issue the affected official a query and subsequently advise the minister of its findings and recommendations. But whether the board is itself the source of the allegation of misconduct against the chief executive or the chief executive is the chairman of the board, the minister, on the advice of the permanent secretary, still has to ensure a query is issued, requesting an explanation from the accused official.

“The Minister after due consideration of the submission from the Board shall, on the advice of the Permanent Secretary, forward the ministry’s position along with the recommendations of the Board and explanation of the Chief Executive Officer to the Secretary to Government of the Federation for processing to Mr President, for a decision,” the circular states.

Upon receipt of the submission from the minister by SGF, the procedure then establishes another layer of probe, requiring the SGF to “without delay cause an independent investigation and advise Mr President on the appropriate course of action, including interdiction or suspension in accordance with the principles guiding Sections 030405 and 030406 of the Public Service Rules, pending the outcome of the independent investigation.”

Based on the outcome of the independent investigation, “it shall be the responsibility of the SGF to further advise Mr President on the next course of action,” the circular states.

Continuing, the memo said it is the SGF that will “implement and/or convey the approval and directives of Mr President on every disciplinary action against the Chief Executive Officers in the Public Service.”

The SGF, Mr Mustpha said this “procedure shall serve as a mandatory guide and all ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and any other Public Officer in a similar supervisory role are enjoined to strictly abide by its content.”

“For emphasis, on no account shall a Minister of the Federal Republic unilaterally or arbitrarily remove a serving Chief Executive Officer, without recourse to the procedure contained in this circular,” Mr Mustapha added


https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/394164-exclusive-buhari-restrains-ministers-from-disciplining-removing-heads-of-agencies.html

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Ezennwa(m): 8:04am On May 23
hmm!

President Buhari is working

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Juliusmalema: 8:14am On May 23
Well seems okay but will lead to rascality.

Infact it will create more tension.

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Officialgarri: 8:30am On May 23
Imagine someone who has worked 30 years to rise to his current job level only to be sacked by an appointee who may not serve more than 4 years in that seat, just because they don't agree on an issue.....

Judolisco:
Dis gambari guy Don start work flying @ d moment
Did you read Boss Mustapha in the write up or you just jumped straight to comment section?

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by spafu(m): 8:30am On May 23
Ok
Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by YorubaKinging: 8:30am On May 23
I hope those watching out for the moon finds it today o

Otherwise you go fast tire

It's just a joke o

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by eleko1: 8:31am On May 23
sad Cos 92% of dem are malams

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Hedgedog: 8:31am On May 23

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by nanauju(f): 8:31am On May 23
sad
Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Offpoint: 8:32am On May 23
The best gift anyone can give to him/herself is by sticking his/her middle finger deep down his/her azz and smell it every morning.

Nothing motivates anyone more than this....

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Judolisco(m): 8:32am On May 23
Dis gambari guy Don start work flying @ d moment

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by GodPunishBiafra: 8:32am On May 23
Good job.
See the case of corruption at FIIRO


Corrupt OSU pigs always scattering things.

Very GREEDY and selfish set of idîots.

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by buygala(m): 8:32am On May 23
Boss Mustapha is the New Abba Kyari grin



Boss is our new President....

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by ProfAmaben: 8:32am On May 23
Hmmmm, this is a terrible way to run a country. The ministers were put there to get quick results in relatively short duration and most of them just want that. If they can't fire or threaten to fire those under them, then you've removed all the powers from them. I'm not saying that a free and fair trial shouldn't be observed but I'm sure that no minister would fire any CEO without extremely concrete evidence. Trials and hearings can take several months and these criminals would keep looting and enjoying our Common wealth

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by omocalabar(m): 8:33am On May 23
Social Distant president

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by klismann12: 8:34am On May 23
Don't even know what to say
Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by apexx5905: 8:35am On May 23
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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by GodPunishBiafra: 8:35am On May 23
Hedgedog:
Spotted
Hedgehog

Who open your cage? grin

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by LordIsaac(m): 8:35am On May 23
What else should they do besides enforcing discipline... Praise and reinforce incompetence? I marvel at this man.

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Hedgedog: 8:36am On May 23
Hahaha , i am a bot , i no go gree spacebookers sleep
GodPunishBiafra:

Hedgehog

Who open your cage? grin

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by reliavendel: 8:36am On May 23
What about his media aids that are overstepping their bound, abusing the power of presidency.
Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by AuwalYusuf812(m): 8:37am On May 23
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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Jahwinaboy(m): 8:38am On May 23
Constitutional anarchy loading
Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by jlinkd78(m): 8:38am On May 23
It might turn out to be dat d SGF might be d new sheriff in town and not Gambari. He has d onerous task of "processing' d report to Mr Buhari. This is d koko of d whole investigation and disciplinary chain as just like computer it is what is processed in is processed out more of garbage in garbage out. How did we get to this low level as a nation that unelected persons hold d mantra of governance and dispensing punitive actions over 200 million ppl. While every Minister must submit all memos meant for Mr Buhari thru d Chief of staff now d SGF has exalted his own throne by stripping d Ministers power to reprimand or discipline d MDAs under them; in this instance he must 'process' d raw data first into d brain of Buhari. In all these d highly celebral second in command Osibanjo is not being factored in. Shame on all of us.

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Zico5(m): 8:38am On May 23
Ok
Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by Risingsunn: 8:39am On May 23
Very good move. The TCN boss was good to his staff and was also good at his job. If his sack can be revisited, the workers will really appreciate it

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Re: Buhari Restrains Ministers From Disciplining, Removing Heads Of Agencies by KlasysTech(m): 8:39am On May 23
Boss is the new kyari in town

Meanwhile, get our solar powered camera that work 24/7, indoor and outdoor
for indoor, outdoor, garage, street, farm, poultry, forest, highway, factory etc

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