Posted by News Express | 10 November 2015 | 3,020 times
President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the mass retirement of 17 Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service, a report from Abuja said.
No reason has been given for the decision but Channels Television quoted “a very close associate of the President” as confiding that the retirement takes immediate effect.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was fired and replaced by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Magu.
Over the last months, the Permanent Secretaries had been holding several meetings with the President, an indication that they were giving the President their last briefs.
“Analysts see this move as part of the President’s plans to shrink the ministries to cut overhead costs for his government,” the report said.
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