The group under the umbrella of the Civil Society Network for Good Governance has called for the respect of Public Service Rules, citing the continuous stay in office of the Accountant General of the Federation, AGF
In a press conference held on Thursday in Abuja, the group’s National President, Barr. Adefila Kamal decried that the AGF who ought to have “relinquished his position” was “unilaterally” given a tenure elongation.
The group worried that “rampaging corruption” has characterized Nigeria’s public service, adding that laws are manipulated by people in positions of authority.
“It is the informed position of our organization that there is no guise under which clearly stipulated provisions of our laws should be bent to serve personal interests in institutions owned by the collective powers of Nigerians.
“The sitting Accountant General of the Federation is a classic case in point of this ill-advised practice of unilaterally subverting the interests of all Nigerians to serve sectional interests.
“To reduce institutions of state to be too dependent on individuals to carry out their statutory functions is a trend that won’t bode well for Nigeria going forward, as this precedent is likely to be abused by a less honest leadership should one emerge in future.
“President Muhammadu Buhari, despite his being a person of integrity and impeachable in character, has often found himself in situations where his aides misadvise him into pushing their personal agendas and branding those who dare question the motives for such positions as enemies of Nigeria,” he said.
While lamenting that the continuous stay in office of the AGF is dampening the morale and career growth opportunities for the youths already in service, the group called for immediate termination of his appointment, “having attained the legally mandated age of 60years in November 2020
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