President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate sacking of Mr. Ari Isa Mohammed, Dr. Moroof Akinwande and Alhaji Usman Ningi, Chairmen of the FCT Internal Revenue Service, Secondary Education and Universal Basic Education (UBE) Boards.
Notice of the sack of the three board chairmen was contained in a letter with reference (NO. SGF.19/S.81/T1/97) sent to the FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Obinna Chukwu, on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF).
This follows the refusal of the affected board Chairmen to vacate office even after a presidential directive on the dissolution of the governing boards of all federal government-owned companies, institutions, parastatals and agencies.
Part of the letter read, “that the Federal Government’s directive as contained in Circular Ref. No. SGF.19/S.81/XIX/964 on the dissolution of the Governing Boards of the Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions and Government Owned Companies remains extant.
“That the directive applies to all the Boards of the Federal Capital Territory Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions and Government Owned Companies”.
According to a statement by the deputy director of press in FCTA, Muhammad Sule, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Obinna Chukwu has following the directive, directed the former chairman of the of the FCT Internal Revenue Service to hand over all duties and responsibilities of his office as well as government belongings in his possession to the Director of Treasury, FCT and the chairmen of the Secondary Education Board and Universal Basic Education Board to hand over all duties and responsibilities of their offices as well as government belongings in their possession to the directors/secretaries of SEB and UBEB respectively.
The statement also conveyed tge apreciation of the FCT Administration to the sacked board chairmen for their contributions to the development of the territory and wished them success in their future endevours.