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FCTA clarifies ‘Acting Minister’ designation

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FCTA clarifies ‘Acting Minister’ designation
Nathaniel Shaibu, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory has called on the media an...

Nathaniel Shaibu, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory has called on the media and members of the public, not to address the Permanent Secretary of the FCT Administration, Olusade Adesola, as the Acting Minister

The FCTA made the clarification, following reports in some media assigning the designation of Acting Minister, to the Permanent Secretary

In a statement signed by FCTA Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, on Saturday, the FCTA said there was no such provision in the Constitution of Nigeria or the rules of civil service

While acknowledging that the recent transition of power, and the absence of a Minister may have been responsible for the confusion, Ogunleye stated that the administration was committed to the principles of accountability and sincerity, while urging members of the public and the media to take note

The statement reads as follows “The FCTA wishes to address recent speculations and misconceptions regarding the designation of the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, as the Acting Minister of the FCT by some mass media outlets, and members of the public

“We hereby clarify that there is no provision either in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or civil service rules for such a position, and therefore, the FCTA Permanent Secretary cannot be addressed as the Acting Minister of the FCT

“We understand that the recent political transition and absence of a Minister at present may have led to confusion regarding this matter

However, it is essential to rely on the established legal framework and adhere to the prescribed protocols

“The FCTA is committed to upholding the principles of transparency, accountability & adherence to constitutional provisions

The general public & the mass media are enjoined to kindly take note & comply accordingly.”.

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