FCTA Interviews 666 officers for rank of Director

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By Joyce Remi-Babayeju

The FCT Administration has disclosed that 666 candidates have been interviewed for promotion to the rank of Director in the FCTA Civil Service in 18 different cadres.

The candidates who are all Deputy Directors have undergone the various interviewing exercise such as the screening exercise, written examination and oral interview to qualify for the position of Director. The 666 candidates have all been due for promotion since 2021.

The various cadres which the candidates are expected to fill the vacancies include Administrative Officer, Account officer, and Commercial Officer, Social Welfare Officer, Engineering and Education Officer, among others.

The screening exercise, which took place at the FCT Archives and History Bureau in December 2021 saw a total number of 731 officers participating but only 726 candidates passed the screening exercise.

The 726 candidates, who were successful in the screening exercise were sent to the Public Service Institute of Nigeria for pre-training to acquire knowledge on better ways of handling administrative responsibilities in the FCT as well as for the examination.

FCT Director of Human Resource Management, Muhammad Bashir, said the Department explained that these processes were undertaken to ensure that equity, justice, and fairness in the selection, adding that adding all qualified candidates were given equal opportunities.

According to him, the FCT Administration has taken all these steps to ascertain that all the in-house trainings undergone by the officers in the past were properly assimilated.

The Director commended the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello and the FCT Permanent Secretary, Adesola Olusade, for various trainings to enhance capacity of FCTA staffers for effective discharge of their duties.

The result of the 666 candidates that participated in the process is expected to be presented to the FCT Administration for further consideration.

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