Labour Urges President Buhari to Reshuffle His Cabinet


The organised labour under the auspices of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his kitchen cabinet.

The body expressed sadness that wanted former chairman of the Presidential Task Force Team on Pensions, Abdulrasheed Maina, was smuggled back into the Civil Service by allegedly key government officials believed to be close to the president.

It posited in a statement that the consistent and persistent acts of impunity by some powerful individuals in the cabinet had continued to embarrass the Government.

ASCSN said it was absurd that somebody declared wanted by the EFCC and INTERPOL could arrive the country and resume duty as a Director in the Ministry of Interior without being apprehended by the security agencies.

The labour union recalled the case of an officer above the age of 60 years who was purportedly smuggled into the Service as a Permanent Secretary.

It regretted that the fellow, who is about 63 years now, is still serving in spite of the fact that retirement age in the Civil Service is 60 years.

The union also posited that Public Service Rule 030413 stated clearly that any officer who abandoned his or her duty post would be dismissed from Service.

It urged the president to punish those who conspired to reinstate Maina into the Federal Civil Service so as to serve as deterrence to others.

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