The APC Mandate Defenders has said there are some Ministers of the President Buhari led-administration that have been feeling like they own the Federal Ministries in Nigeria.
The group said some Ministers have been violating Nigeria’s Public Service Rules, including the unprocessed sack of ministries CEO’s.
APC Mandate Defenders Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Emeka has signed a statement expressing how the group feels about these acts by some ministers of the Buhari led administration.
Mr. Marilyn Amobi who is the Managing Director of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) and Damilola Ogunbiyi, the former Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency were both sacked from their respective role within 24 hours by the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman.
President Buhari in reaction to the act by Sale Mamman tweeted;
“Her resignation effective 31 December 2019 has been accepted to enable her to take up her new UN appointment.” this tweet addressed the sack of Damilola Ogunbiyi, the former Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency.
The President canceled both actions by Sale in general. And just recently the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has said the President has directed that all executive matters are forwarded to him through him and a new process to discharge Federal ministries head have put in place.
The Group also reminded the Ministers that their main job is to represent his/her ministry at the Federal Executive Council (EFCC) meeting and also guide the implementation of government policies in the country.
The group said in a statement;
“Some ministers now see themselves as lords over their subordinates instead of working together to achieve Mr. President’s vision and plans for the country.
“Just recently, the immediate past female managing director of an intervention agency of the Federal Government said she was removed by the minister in charge of her ministry simply because she refused to yield to the minister’s unpatriotic and irrational demands from her.
“We have seen several instances where unnecessary bickering and personal differences between a minister and a chief executive have brought embarrassments to the government, despite an existing public service rule which had already addressed the issue.”
“Contents of the Public Service Rules were not written by Boss Mustapha but were formulated by the Government of Nigeria to ensure effective service delivery and prevent arbitrary removal of any chief executive who a minister does not like his or her face as well as to promote national interest over personal interest.
“Is it something that should warrant the barrage of attacks and campaigns of calumny against the SGF by some vested interests and influence peddlers in the power sector”, the statement asked.