The Federal Authorities has directed serving ministers within the cupboard, heads of presidency companies, ambassadors and different political appointees with political ambitions in 2023 to resign from the federal government.
The round, dated Could 11, 2022, with Ref. No.SGF/OP/l/S.3/Xll/173, was issued by the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.
The round was addressed to all serving ministers, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Nationwide Safety Adviser, Chairman, Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, Governor, Central Financial institution of Nigeria, Chairman, Unbiased Corrupt Practices and different Associated Offences Fee, Chairman, Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Chairman, Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, Chairman, Federal Inland Income Service and heads of extra-ministerial departments, Administrators-Normal/Chief Government Officers of parastatals, companies and government-owned firms amongst others.
Mustapha stated President Muhammadu Buhari had noticed and famous the expression of curiosity and intention by some members of the Federal Government Council, Heads of Additional-Ministerial departments, companies, parastatals of presidency, ambassadors and different political workplace holders to contest the upcoming Presidential, Gubernatorial, Nationwide and State Assemblies’ elections.
Based on him, for clean working of the equipment of presidency and the nation’s international missions, the affected ministers are handy over to the Ministers of State the place they exist or to the Everlasting Secretary, the place there is no such thing as a Minister of State.
Ambassadors are handy over to their Deputy Heads of Mission or essentially the most Senior Overseas Service Officer in step with established practices.
“Equally, Heads of Additional-Ministerial Departments, Businesses and Parastatals are handy over to essentially the most senior Director/Officer as could also be peculiar to the organisation, in step with the service huge Round No. SGF.50/S. Il/C.2/268 of 4th December, 2017,” the round stated.
Mustapha added that the contents of the round and the incidental directives take impact instantly.
DAILY POST remembers that the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele had filed a go well with searching for enforcement of his proper to contest the 2023 Presidential election with out resigning from his present place.
Emefiele had dragged the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, and 4 others earlier than a Federal Excessive Court docket on Monday.
In the meantime, 4 serving ministers below the President Buhari administration have resigned following the directive from their principal on Wednesday.
They’re Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Training, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister for Transport, Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, and Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and know-how.
The Ministers resigned after Buhari ordered members of the Federal Government Council (FEC) searching for elective workplaces to resign on or earlier than Monday, Could 16.
BREAKING: 2023: Buhari orders Emefiele, Heads of Businesses, Ambassadors, others to resign