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President Muhammad Buhari restricts ministers from removing heads of agencies and parastatals they are supervising

President Muhammad Buhari has restricted ministers from removing heads of agencies and parastatals they are supervising in Nigeria.
According to reports, now in place is a multi-layered procedure that appears to strengthen the role of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in the disciplinary process, and government circular showing so.
The circular, dated May 19 and endorsed by the SGF, Boss Mustapha, related the “concern” of the government about the tendency by some ministers to arbitrarily remove chief executive officers of agencies and its impact on stability and service delivery.
For example, In January, the power minister, Sale Mamman, removed Damilola Ogunbiyi and Marilyn Amobi, respectively the chief executives of the Rural Electrification Agency and the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company apparently without clearance from the presidency or adopting a process of query and panel probe.

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