The Ministry of Information and Culture has issued a fresh circular directing Directors affected by the new Public Service Rule(PSR) 2021 to immediately exit the service.
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) recalls Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, had in a circular addressed to all Permanent Secretaries, Accountant-General of the Federation, Auditor-General for the Federation and Heads of Extra Ministerial Department to start implementation of the revised public service rule from July 27.
The revised PSR 020909 stipulates that, “A Director or its equivalent by whatever nomenclature it is described in MDAs shall compulsorily retire upon serving eight years on Tenure Policy on the post; and a Permanent Secretary shall hold office for a term of four years and renewable for a further term of four years, subject to satisfactory performance and no more.”
From all indications, the directors affected by this directive are still sitting tight in their various offices mostly in the ministry of information.
But in a circular addressed to “All Directors/Heads of Unit” of the Ministry of Information on behalf of the Permanent Secretary by Ms Equere E( HRM), the affected Directors were instructed to handover in accordance with the revised PSR.
The circular dated August 17, under the heading ”Implementing The Revised Public Service Rule” reads:
“In furtherance to our earlier circular ref. No FMCT/PS/010/11/113 dated 10″ August, 2023 on the above subject matter and in compliance with PSR 021210.
“I am directed to request you to as a matter of urgency, hand over to the next most senior officer in your office and proceed immediately on your pre-retirement training.
“You are hereby kindly requested to accord this matter the urgency it deserves.
please accept the assurances of the permanent secretary sincere regards.”