Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Administration Promotes Over 3,000 Staff

FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello

By Peter Usman

Abuja (Nigeria) — Following the 2016 promotion and confirmation exercises held by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA Abuja, over 3000 staff of the Administration, including former Acting Directors have been elevated to various grades.

Consequently, 46 Acting Directors have been confirmed as substantive Directors and deployed to various Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs).

The Permanent Secretary, FCT Administration, Chinyeaka Ohaa gave the breakdown while speaking to newsmen on the far-reaching measures approved by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, to reposition the Administration for greater productivity.

 This, he stressed, was in keeping with the Minister’s commitment to strengthening FCTA institutions for effective service delivery and to reinforce incentives for greater productivity.

Ohaa revealed that from January 1, 2018, all eligible officers for appointment into all grades of the directorate cadre would be subjected to written examinations as applicable in the Federal Civil Service. 

In the same way, appointments, promotion and discipline of all staff under the FCT Administration, including teachers, have been centralized in the FCT Department of Human Resources.

This, he said, is with a view to providing a level playing field for career advancement for all staff of the Administration.  The Administration frowned at a situation where officers who enjoyed easy rides to promotion were posted across the service and became seniors over their peers who unfortunately were subjected to stricter promotion procedures.

Another significant reform by the Administration, Ohaa further disclosed, is that some Senior Secondary Schools have been delineated as Grade “A” schools, and would now be headed by Principals of the equivalence of Directors, on Grade Level 17. 

Consequently 10 Secondary Schools have been so graded under the 2017 budget while a further 10 would be upgraded under the 2018 budget following the FCT Minister’s approval.

Posted by on 29/11/2017. Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Please Leave a Reply