By: Ben Ukeji, Prudence Okonna &
Sunday Shekwonya

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has enjoined the newly promoted Directors to justify their elevation to the position of Director in their respective cadres by ensuring the delivery of excellent services to members of the public.

The Administration has accordingly, promoted 6,784 staff.Out of which,
174 are for the position of Directors, 6,610 for Deputy Directors and below across the Secretariats, Departments, and Agencies.

A statement from the Director of information and communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule, stated that the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola, gave this charge while symbolically presenting to the affected officers their letters of promotion, Thursday, in Garki-Abuja.

According to the statement. out of 7,144 that participated in the process, 6,784 were successful.

The Permanent Secretary said : “Promotion exercise in Civil Service is not automatic, but only those who work hard and dedicate themselves to the service will earn it”.

Adesola said the FCT Administration has always considered the restructuring of the administrative system as a priority to enhance effective and efficient productivity.
He stated that the promotion was transparent and unbiased; adding that those who got it, truly earned it.
He, however, warned the staff of the FCT Administration against indulging in acts inimical to Civil Services rule; adding that the Administration will not hesitate to apply a necessary sanction to anyone found wanting in the discharge of his/her function.
The Permanent Secretary commended the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, for his support in the course of the exercise.

Earlier, the Director of, the Human Resource Management Department, Mallam Muhammad Bashir explained that the examination for the promotion of the officers was conducted by the Civil Service rules and regulations.
He equally urged the newly promoted officials to redouble their efforts in the service of the FCT Administration.