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Wike warns permanent secretaries: ‘perform or face sack’



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Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has issued a harsh warning to newly appointed Permanent Secretaries for the FCT Administration that poor performance will not be allowed and will end in dismissal.

Speaking after the inauguration of various officials in Abuja, Wike emphasised that permanent secretaries are not political appointees and must perform to high standards. He made it clear that failing to do so would result in immediate dismissal, with no questions or cautions asked.

“As a permanent secretary, you are not a political appointee, and you know the implication of that.

“If you perform below our expectations, there is nothing like query him in accordance with civil service rules.

“We have no time for that. We will just send you packing as permanent secretary,’’ he said.

Wike asked the newly appointed officials to completely support the administration’s goals and fulfil their obligations without delay. He reminded them of the significant efforts undertaken to establish the FCT Civil Service Commission and urged them to be committed to the success of President Bola Tinubu’s government.

The minister also charged key department coordinators with ensuring efficient service delivery, such as monitoring area council developments, maintaining street lights, sanitation, and repairing public structures.

The inauguration ceremony featured the appointment of officials such as the Chairman and Commissioners of the FCT Civil Service Commission, the Head of the FCT Civil Service, and ten permanent secretaries. In addition, coordinators for various departments were named, however one of them was not present at the occasion.

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