THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike has praised President Bola Tinubu for approving a civil service commission for the FCT.
Wike praised Tinubu as a leader with the political will and courage to do what some others are afraid of doing, adding that it is one of the reasons he decided to work for the President.
The Minister explained that upon assumption of office, he discovered that a law establishing a civil service commission for the FCT had been enacted, and assented to by the former Vice-President of the country, Yemi Osinbajo when he was acting as the president but remained unimplemented.
Wike said he brought this to the attention of President Tinubu who then gave approval for its implementation.
He made this known while speaking at a briefing on Friday.
According to him: “One of the reasons I accepted to work with Mr. President is because [of] capacity and the political will to do those things that people are afraid of doing.
“One of the problems in this country is leadership, so many people don’t want to take action. There is no action that you take that everybody will be [happy].
“In 2018, the national assembly passed a bill into law which was assented by the former Vice-President Osinbajo when he was acting as the president. [The law says] FCT should have a civil service commission. Everybody has been running away.
“Nobody wants to [implement it]. Nobody has the political will to implement it. Everybody is saying ‘if I’m the head of service, it will reduce my power’. No. It is about the institution. The president will come and go.
“The minister will come and go, so also the head of service will come and go. If the national assembly passes a bill into law which is assented by Mr President, what is wrong in implementing that law?”
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