Buhari Suspends Tenure Policy In Civil Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the tenure policy in the federal civil service should be suspended immediately.

The policy was introduced by former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye, during the administration of late President Umaru Yar’Adua.

It prescribed two terms of four years each for permanent secretaries and a single eight-year tenure for directors.

The policy had also affected top level officers in federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

According to a statement issued on Monday evening by the Director of Communication in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Haruna Abdulrasheed Imrana, the directive was contained in a circular to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, signed by the HOCSOF, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita.

“The suspension is with immediate effect and all concerned are to comply accordingly,” Imrana said.

“This means that permanent secretaries and directors can now stay in the civil service until they are 35 years in the service or until they are 60 years in age,” he added.

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