Federal Ministry of Finance Orders Retirement for Directors on SGL 17 Serving Eight Years

The Federal Ministry of Finance has issued a directive requiring its Directors on SGL 17 who have spent eight (8) years in their positions to submit notices of retirement. The order was communicated through an internal circular signed by the ministry’s Director of Administration, Mariya A. D Rufai, as reported by Nairametrics.

According to the memo, the affected Directors are advised to initiate the documentation process with the administration department to facilitate their compulsory retirement. The reason cited for this directive is in line with the provisions of 020209 from the 2021 edition of the revised public service rules, effective from July 27th, 2023.

Furthermore, the circular instructs the individuals affected to carry out the necessary handover of official documents and other possessions as part of the retirement process.

It states, “Furthermore, the Directors in question should formally handover to the most senior officers in their respective departments and surrender all official documents including Identification cards as well as official vehicles (if any) before exiting”

Prior to this, the special adviser to President Bola Tinubu on monetary policy Wale Edun unveiled the revised civil service rules at a public lecture to mark the civil service week.

On July 27, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation Folasade Yemi-Esan in a memo addressed to Permanent Secretaries, Accountant-General of the Federation, Auditor-General of the Federation and Heads of Extra Ministerial Departments, ordered strict compliance with the new revised civil service rules.

The memo reads, “Following the approval of the revised Public Service Rules by the Federal Executive Council on the 27th of September, 2021 and its subsequent unveiling during the public service lecture during the commemoration of the 2023 Civil Service Week, the PSR has become operational with effect from 27 July, 2023.”

“You are, therefore, to ensure full compliance with all provisions of the Public Service Rules, 2021. Please, ensure strict compliance with the contents of this circular.”

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