RE – SUSPENSION OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CROSS RIVER MANAGING DIRECTOR

Following the media reports on the purported suspension of the Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority by the Governing Board of the Cross River Basin Development Authority, it has become pertinent to inform the general public that the suspension notice is unauthorized and should be disregarded.

The Board of Cross River Basin Development Authority does not have the authority to suspend a duly appointed Managing Director of a River Basin Development Authority.

For the avoidance of doubt the recent circular on the appointment and disengagement of Heads of Government parastatals from the Office of Secretary to Government of the Federation is very instructive.

In view of the foregoing, all media reports on the purported suspension of the Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority should be disregarded as it is not based on due process as stipulated by extant rules of Public Service of the Federation.


Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu FNSE, FAEng
Honourable Minister,
Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
17th August, 2020.

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