Tinubu authorizes the FCT head of service's extension of service


Samuel Atang, the recently appointed Head of Service of the Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission, has been granted a six-month extension of employment by President Bola Tinubu.

This was disclosed to Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, on Wednesday through a letter signed by Chief of Staff Chidi Amadi.

Amadi wrote a letter to the Head of Service stating that Atang’s service will be extended effective from Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the day he turned 60.

On Monday, March18, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, in the person of Justice Sylvanus Oriji, swore in Atang together with Permanent Secretaries, the Chairman, and Commissioners of the FCT Civil Service Commission.

The letter said that the additional time would allow the newly appointed Head of Service to establish procedures in preparation for the FCT Administration’s reorganization brought about by the FCT-CSC’s inception.

“I am directed to refer to the above subject matter and to inform you that His Excellency, the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has graciously approved the extension of your service for a period of six months with effect from Wednesday, March 27, 2024, when you would have attained the mandatory age of sixty years,” the letter stated.

“The need to stabilize and consolidate the ongoing processes to realign the administrative structure of the FCT Administration, brought about by the recent establishment of the FCT Civil Service Commission, is the basis for the extension of your service.”