Buhari reinstates 3 suspended permsecs

865 0
865 0
President Muhammadu Buhari orders reinstatement of 3 permsecs

By Kate Obande-Okewu

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the reinstatement of three permanent secretaries, who had been under suspension since 2015.

Mr Lawrence Ojabo, Director Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said this  Friday night in Abuja.

The reinstated permanent secretaries are Mrs Ibukun Abimbola Odusote, Mrs Nkechi Ejele and Mrs Fatima Binta Bamidele.

Bamidele, was in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs,   Ejele  in the Ministry of Culture and National Orientation and Odusote in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The officials were suspended in November, 2015 and  investigated for alleged misconduct.

However, Bamidele recently retired from the service upon the attainment of the mandatory age of 60 years.

Ojabo said the President gave this directive while considering the recommendations of the Federal Service Management Committee and that of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

He said that the president directed that the appointments of the permanent secretaries, who have been without posting since November 2015,  should not be terminated in view of the fact that allegations against them could not be proven.

“The Presidential clean bill for the top civil servants is a further demonstration of the Federal Government’s determination to ensure that no government employee is unduly victimised on account of frivolous allegations and petitions,” he said.

Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.