By Stanley Onyekwere
The Board of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has approved the immediate promotion of 281 senior staff to fill vacant positions in the FCDA, as part of the re-structuring of the Authority for greater efficiency.
Also, the Board approved the advancement/upgrading of 61 staff, which were qualified and applied.
This was disclosed yesterday, by the FCT Minister and Chairman of the Board, Senator Bala Mohammed, who made this disclosure, after its meeting in Garki-Abuja.
He said the re-structuring is desirable, in view of the apparent need for the expansion of the infrastructure of the FCT, occasioned by the new concept of Public-Private-Partnership (PPP), particularly the Abuja Land Swap Initiative.
He disclosed the establishment of a new department of Engineering Design and Evaluation, aimed at boosting the morale of staff to accelerate the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to him, the new department will have four divisions namely Civil Design ‘North’ Electrical/Mechanical Design, Civil Design ‘South’ and Evaluation Divisions to be headed by Deputy Directors.
“The Authority will only use its existing stream of staff to occupy the proposed offices; and also mitigate the incidence of stagnation, which has prevailed over the years as a result of lack of vacant positions with its attendant toll of low morale on the staff,” the minister was quoted in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Sule.