The tenure policy introduced into the federal civil service during President Umaru Yar’Adua’s era has been abolished.
A statement issued on Monday evening by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation says the directive was contained in a circular to all ministries, departments and agencies and signed by the head, OCSOF, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita. “The circular which conveyed the President’s directive on the suspension said the suspension is with immediate effect and all concerned are to comply accordingly.”
Under the tenure policy, permanent secretaries and directors were limited to eight years. From now, however, one can stay in the civil service until they are 35 years in the service or attain 60 years of age.