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New public service rules to force out 512 directors

Dr Folashade Yemi Esan

About 512 directors in the civil service who have spent eight years on the directorate cadre may be forced out of the service sequel to the implementation of the newly revised Public Service Rules, PSR, 2021, by the Federal Government.
So says the Head of Service, Folashade Yemi-Esan

The PSR, which takes effect from July 27, 2023, was launched by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation on July 28, 2023, in Abuja.
The new rules also introduced a tenure policy for permanent secretaries who are now required to spend four years in office which is renewable subject to performance.

The new rule is expected to affect as many as 512 directors who have stagnated on their position for eight years or more.

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, while unveiling the revised public service rules during the civil service week, noted that the implementation would commence immediately.

Yemi-Esan said that the rules were revised under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari but the launching was delayed until President Bola Tinubu took over in line with the ‘renewed hope’ agenda.

Already, the policy is generating tension and agitation in the civil service.

Yemi-Esan in the memo dated July 27, addressed to all Permanent Secretaries, Accountant-General of the Federation, Auditor-General of the Federation and Heads of Extra Ministerial Departments, ordered strict compliance with the revised rules.