In a sweeping move, Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has wielded the axe, announcing the abrupt termination of the appointments of 21 top officials overseeing various parastatals, agencies, and government enterprises under the FCT Administration (FCTA).
The directive, which sent shockwaves through the capital, was unveiled through a press statement by Anthony Ogunleye, Director of Press in the Office of the Minister.
The affected appointees have been instructed by Wike to promptly hand over the reins of their respective offices to the most senior officers in terms of rank.
Here is the list of the 21 heads of FCTA agencies whose tenures have been cut short:
Director-General, FCT Emergency Management Agency
Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Healthcare Board
Director-General, Hospital Management Board
Director, Abuja Environmental Protection Board
Director, FCT Scholarship Board
Director, FCT Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board
Director, Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board
Coordinator, Abuja Infrastructure Investment Centre
Director, FCT Health Insurance Scheme
Coordinator, Satellite Towns Development Department
Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council
Group Managing Director/CEO, Abuja Investment Company Ltd
CEO/MD, Abuja Markets Management Ltd
MD/CEO, Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company
CEO/MD, Abuja Property Development Company
CEO/MD, Abuja Technology Village Free Trade Zone Company
CEO/MD, Abuja Film Village International
CEO/MD, Powernoth AICL Equipment Leasing Company Ltd
Managing Director, Abuja Broadcasting Corporation
Managing Director, Abuja Enterprise Agency
General Manager, FCT Water Board
The reasons for this substantial reshuffle remain undisclosed as of now, leaving the FCTA community and observers awaiting further developments with bated breath.