Says AGF’s Appointment No Longer Civil Service Based but Political
By JAMES EZEMA
The Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG) has warned the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) to desist from illicit threats to shut down public services in the country at the expiration of 3-week ultimatum due to the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris refusal to leave office.
Recall the ASCSN had on Friday in a media publication, threatened to take action should the AGF refuse to leave office.
The President of the Group, Comrade Ogakwu Dominic in a press statement, cautioned the group consisting of civil servants to avoid its campaign of calumny on the office of the Accountant General of the Federation as such venture will yield little or no effort.
Ogakwu stated that Mr. Ahmed Idris was appointed in his first term by President Buhari in a letter communicated by the Head of Service, because he was a civil servant, after finding him worthy of a second tenure, reappointed him through the office of the Secretary General of the Federation an appointment which was no longer in the line of civil service practices but political appointment.
The President is of the opinion that although the AGF reached the retirement age which is 60 on the 25th of November, he had before then tendered his resignation to the Head of Civil Service, so as to continue his appointment politically on the mandate from the SGF.
The group debunking allegations that the AGF boasted he was going nowhere because he was close to Mr. President who facilitated his promotion to that office, warned ASCSN to avoid being used by unscrupulous elements to cause chaos and bring to mud the good name and reputation of the accountant general of the federation.