Nigerian govt to invoke civil service laws on effective implementation of executive orders – Presidency

Nigerian govt to invoke civil service laws on effective implementation of executive orders – Presidency
May 23 21:28 2017

The federal government said on Tuesday that it would invoke extant civil service rules to ensure strict and effective implementation of the three Executive Orders signed by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in the Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, who disclosed this, said the orders would be strictly enforced by the government to ensure that things are done properly in the country.

Addressing journalists as part of activities to mark the second year anniversary of the present administration, said since the orders would be driven mostly by officials of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government, the existing laws would be invoked with sanctions if anyone tried to go against the orders.

Akande, who briefed journalists alongside Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, said government has resolved to work on changing the orientation of Nigerians to bring them up to speed with what the executive orders stand to achieve.

He said there was the need for Nigerians to understand that it is the duty of everyone to ensure the restoration of the country’s business clime.

“There are rules in the civil service and these rules will be evoked if any tried to go against the orders. The Acting President is meeting with 2000 public and civil servants who will be in charge of the implementation. To ensure that the orders work we want to change the orientation of Nigerians,” he said.

On the crisis following the sack of the Director General of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, assured that the matter would soon be resolved.

“It is a developing story and it being looked at. No name has been transmitted to the senate for now and that tells you the matter is till being looked at,” he said.