I ’m not acting FCT minister - Ohaa
The Federal Capital Territory Permanent Secretary, Sir Christian Ohaa, has said he is not the acting minister of the territory and should not be addressed as such in any fora or media reportage.
Ohaa stated this in a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to FCT Administration, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye, and made available to our correspondent.
The statement added that there is no such designation in the civil service structure or the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The statement reads in part; "It has come to the attention of the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Sir Christian Ohaa, that some members of the public including some media practitioners have ascribed the title of ‘Acting Minister’ of the FCT to his name in their reportage.
"He wishes to state in very clear terms that he is the Permanent Secretary of the FCTA and not an ‘Acting Minister’ as there is no such designation in the civil service structure or the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
"The permanent secretary craves the indulgence of the public and the media to refrain from creating nonexistent portfolios, in this instance, ‘Acting Minister’, for him as a career civil servant".
He added that he could not be acting for a minister, as there was none at the moment.