DGs jittery as FG sacks agency heads by phone

President Buhari

…BOI, NIPC, SON, ITF CEOs among early casualties. 

Chief Executive Officers of Federal Government agencies are currently unsettled as Government begins mass sacking of agency heads by phone.
No fewer than 12 DGs across ministries have been told to go already through telephone calls even though sources said the target was over 23.

Some affected DGs however had the privilege of meeting with their ministers before getting the red card.

CEOs of The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Bank of Industry, Industrial Training Fund and Standards Organisation of Nigeria are among the early casualties, civil servants in the affected agencies told The Point.

Many DGs are reportedly now afraid to take calls from their ministers or ministers of state for fear of being the next in line.

The mass sack is not limited to the parastatals under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment alone, it is also expected to affect the head of Nigeria‎ Railway Corporation and the National Social Insurance Trust Fund.

 CEOs of the six parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture are on their way out. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed announced this after he met with the CEOs of the establishments this morning.

The affected agencies are Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, Voice of Nigeria, Nigerian Television Authority, News Agency of Nigeria, and the National Orientation Agency and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria. “The Minister directed the disengaged CEOs to hand over to the most senior officials in their various establishments”.

Top sources in the presidency told The Point that the complete list of agency chiefs would be announced later this week by the secretary to the FG who at the weekend asked the supervising ministers of the agencies to inform the affected persons of their removal.