By Suoyo Ekubo
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has forced the retirement 13 Directors in the commission with the implementation of the new 8-year Federal Civil Service Rule, which mandates Directors, who have served in the capacity for 8 years, to retire immediately.
THEWILL reports that the affected officials had resisted the directive of the Head of the Federal Service, Mrs Folashade Yemi-Esan, on the development but were eventually directed to retire by the Managing Director of the NDDC, Samuel Ogbuku, in a letter sent to the affected officials titled: “Implementation of 8 years tenure policy for Directors,” dated August 14, 2023.
“I write to refer to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Circular…… on the implementation of the above subject.
“Accordingly, you are hereby directed to comply with the Federal Government’s eight (8) years retirement policy for Directors in accordance with PSR 020909.
“In light of the above, you are required to hand over to the most senior officer in your Directorate/Department and forward a copy of your handover notes to the office of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.”