CSO condemns alleged imposition of AMAC HOD in FCTA new division
By Peter Usman://
A Civil Society Organisation, CSO has condemned alleged purported plans by some cabals of FCTA to superimpose Dr Shuaibu Adamu, Director Community and Social Development Project, CSDP, who is presently HOD, Agriculture in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC
… Says he ought to regularise his appointment before posting to FCTA
The plan is for him to head the international corporation of the Economic Planning Revenue and Public Private Partnerships division.
In a statement by the President of the Civil Service Watch for Good Governance, CSWGG, Ambassador Abila Garba, Friday reads; “We want to first of all commend the FCT Minister malam Muhammad Musa Bello for his creative ideas of creating new departments in the FCT and his current appointment of Secretaries and Heads of Departments. We are also highly impressed with the massive construction of roads projects currently going on in the FCT being spearheaded by the this administration.
“But at the same time we rise to condemn vehemently the skimming by top officials of the FCT and the entire idea is spearheaded by Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar Lawal, who retired over fifteen years ago in the same division. The man is still a staff of AMAC but got the CSDP appointment as a contract job, which has expired. He ought to regularise his appointment before he can be to any FCTA division, but he is being imposed now by the economic planning cabal led by the immediate past director to become Head of international cooperation division.
“Imagine the idea of this retired civil servant who has been retired and laid out of service for over fifteen years ago to replace himself with his candidate in such sensitive office is unacceptable. For God sake he has been retired and tired by the Federal Government why is he bringing someone to take over the international corporation of this newly created and sensitive division of the FCTA that has more to do with the economic drive of the administration.
“We have been keen followers of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA and its agencies. We have come to a conclusion that if someone who is currently a HOD in AMAC will be allowed to assume office, it will demands for serious attention since the All Progressives Congress, APC is believed to have come with a complete fight against corruption, favoritism and compromise that has eaten deep into the fabric of Nigeria in the past years.
“We have decided to raise this alarm for prompt action by the Minister and for him to intervene and be in the same page with Mr. President, because such action, will also send a strong message that President Muhammadu Buhari, would not tolerate incompetency, imposition done by past administration no matter who should act fast to correct the this anomalies, especially at a time like this when the FCTA is faced by a economic challenges. And we saw recently the reversal of NNPC board appointment by Mr. President.
“This act, if not carefully stopped will cause a stumbling block and go further in blocking International Corporation which the FCT Administration has enjoyed for so long, coupled with the nature of ineffectiveness of the revenue drive and failed public private partnership arrangement of the administration over the years.
“This time the FCTA led by Bello should get it right by looking inward and stop the operation of this cabals who always believed that FCTA is their own and that they can do anything they want and get away with it. The economy planning of the FCTA is nothing to write home about and it is really going down. Revenue in this aspect is key and very important”
The CSO also described the move as a high plot by some high persons in FCTA that has a hidden agenda as“scurrilous campaign to tarnish the image and hard earned reputation of the minister.
“The bottom line is that Bello’s reputation as a hard working patriot working for the best of the country is about to be rubbished” he said.