FERMA staff fault Akpabio on appointments of board members

FERMA staff fault Akpabio on appointments of board members

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio

Joint unions within the Federal Street Upkeep Company have kicked towards the announcement by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, referring to some members of the company’s board as government board members.

The Affiliation of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria and the Amalgamated Union of Public Company, Civil Service Technical and Leisure Providers Workers made their place identified in a letter addressed to Akpabio on Friday and made accessible to newsmen in Abuja.

The PUNCH stories that Akpabio had on Wednesday introduced the structure of a brand new board for FERMA, however referred to among the members as government board members, versus the standard members of the board.

The letter, collectively signed by ASCSN Chairman, Paul Onimisi, and AUPCTRE Chairman, Abdulmumin Idris, described the announcement by the senate president as discouraging and demoralising to the employees members of the company.

“The appointment of some members as government board members to ultimately take over the operating of the departments is opposite to the FERMA Act and detrimental to the profession development of the staff of the company.

The unions mentioned, “The appointment of some individuals as government board members is opposite to the provisions of Part 2(2) of the FERMA Act as amended and profession development inside authorities companies.

“It’s counter productive and demoralising for profession officers because the intention is for the manager board members to take over from profession officers who’re operating departments.

“We urge you respectfully, distinguished Senate President, to verify the appointment of members of the board in accordance with the Act that created the board.

“To do in any other case is to usher in a sequence of occasions that may disrupt the construction of the company, derail its mandate and demoralise the employees.”

The unions’ executives mentioned the direct consequence of creating some members of the board government members to move departments was to derail the company as a result of staff wouldn’t help it.

The union leaders emphasised that the actual hostile results of the contraption of creating some board members government board members was the creation of a board inside a board.

They added that such would drive the company in contra-direction by way of its mandate.

“The company and its members of employees are peacefully working in direction of the achievement of its mandate of their service to the nation.

“An pressing clarion name is hereby made for the speedy reversal of this illegality to forestall looming anarchy this contraption could trigger,” the unions said within the letter aimed toward drawing President Bola Tinubu’s consideration to the anomaly.

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