A few days to the inauguration of a new administration, the Federal Government has posted 351 top officials in the civil service across various ministries, agencies, and parastatals.
The eight-year administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will end on May 29 and the President-elect, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, will be sworn in to take over the reins of government.
The deployment of the senior officers in the federal civil service is contained in the circular referenced HCSF/CMO/EM/CPA/908/II/105, dated May 23.
The posting affected those in the directorate level consisting of 95 Grade Level 17 officers, 136 on GL 16, and 120 on GL 15.
The circular, on the posting which takes immediate effect, is entitled, “Posting of Directorate Level Officers (SGL 15-17) by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation” and signed by Marcus Ogunbiyi, Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office.
The majority will be filling vacancies, while some will deputise and others will be posted to understudy in the new office.
“I am directed to convey the approval of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation for the deployment of the following officers on SGL 15-17 in the civil service,” Ogunbiyi said.
In the circular that was copied to all Director-Generals, Managing Directors, Executive Secretaries, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Clerk of the National Assembly, the Chief of Staff to the President, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Permanent Secretaries, National Security Adviser, Special Advisers, Service Chiefs/Inspector General of Police, the EFCC, ICPC, Accountant-General of the Federation, Auditor General of the Federation, chairmen of commissions and all offices in the public service, Ogunbiyi asked all the affected officers to verify the instructions in the hard copies given to them with those on the Head of Service website www.ohcsf.gov.ng.
While he ordered all directors of human resources to submit the details of the compliance to the posting to the office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation not later than June 6, 2023, he also warned that rejection of the posted officers would not be condoned by the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation.
“All officers concerned are reminded that failure to adhere to this posting instruction contravenes the Public Service Rules 030301(b) and will be met with appropriate sanctions,” Ogunbiyi warned.