Normalcy returns to Code of Conduct Bureau as caretaker boss takes charge

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 4 November 2017 | 1,744 times

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 Normalcy is gradually returning to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) after initial confusion broke out during the week, checks by News Express at the Bureau headquarters has revealed.

Staff members were seen going about their normal duties even as the Acting Secretary, Mrs. Folasade Kolawole has resumed work and fully in charge of the Bureau.

A Director at the Bureau who allegedly masterminded the confusion was said to have calmed down after top Presidency officials warned him about the consequences of his activities contrary to the directive of the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

A top official in an interview told News Express: “Truly, things are calming down. Except for the case in court, things are returning to normalcy. Our top management are billed to meet shortly and everybody is realising the need to support the Acting Secretary to move the Bureau forward.”

It was learnt that some staff members had protested her recall, alleging that she had retired from service but official records later showed that she did not retire as she withdrew her notice of resignation within the three months stipulated by the public service rules.

Her colleagues who crave anonymity because they were not directed to speak on the matter also noted that she offered to resign then because of undue pressure on her to bend the rules and dance to the whims and caprices of the former chairman.

“She refused to approve some funny things and she was suspended. She then angrily offered her resignation letter. Few days after, the court sacked the board and the chair for overstaying in office. She then wrote the SGF to return to service. And it was approved. Hence her resumption of duties,” the official said.

While Kolawole has so far refused to speak to the media, her officials said the Acting Secretary is reaching out to all members of staff to ensure that the Bureau returns fully to normalcy.

“What happened during the week is over. It is an attempt to blackmail the Acting Secretary but the whole fact is now in public domain,” another source noted.

Source: News Express

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