Calitown.com sources have informed that the recent appointment and deployment of 14 new Permanent Secretaries by the Cross River State Government has not gone down well with a clique of serving Permanent Secretaries.
It was further revealed that the clique went ahead and subtly registered its displeasure with state governor, Liyel Imoke, through a proxy, and this move is said to have resulted in the cancellation of the deployment and re-deployment of Permanent Secretaries earlier announced by CRS Head of Service, M. T. Ikwuen.
“Most senior perm secs were made by the Head of Service’s posting, to leave ministries considered as juicy for others that cannot be categorised as juicy and this is not the way to treat perm secs who have been loyal all this while”, one source said.
“Perhaps too”, the source continued, “some of those re-deployments were punitive and directed at some perm secs who have either under-performed or who constantly show the Head of Service, noticeable levels of insurbodination”.
However, another government source told calitown.com that “deployments and re-deployments are a constant exercise in service and we need to understand that no posting is permanent, just like His Excellency can decide at anytime and with the advice of the Head of Service to okay any posting or re-posting. Those who are reading meanings into the recent deployments and re-deployments are on their own”.
This latter position is one another source disagrees with. Hear him: “the bulk of our perm secs are retiring this year and the argument among them is that they should be allowed to stay or be posted to juicy ministries as a valedictory piece of meat. Most of the new perm secs still have service years in their favour and should wait for their turn, it won’t hurt”.
It is expected that the final deployment and re-deployment list will be out this new week.
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