CLTC rejects appointment of substantive DG, Enyiade

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Staff of Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (CLTC) have staged a peaceful protest requesting the confirmation of the Acting Director-General, Mr Oluremi Sola-Philips as the substantive DG of the organisation .

The staff, during their peaceful demonstration in Abuja on Thursday were seen carrying placards with the inscription:
“ We have a competent in-house Acting DG, “CLTC is autonomous” “Stop imposition of leaders on us”.

Others inscriptions are:”There is no crisis in CLTC”, ‘We want Mr Remi Sola Philips”, ‘CLTC is a technical Outward Bound Organization, among others.

“The Governing Board has recommended Sola- Phillips as substantive DG”
“CLTC doesn’t belong to Sunday Dare’s family members”
among others.

Mr Richard Adekoya, a staff in the Training and Development -Mobile School, said that the government should allow the Acting DG do the job because he knows the technicality of the institute rather than bringing a new DG.

“This protest is not trying to oppose the government but we have been encouraged through circulars signed by the SGF to encourage our career progression as civil servants.

“ The circular is in a bit to allow competent in serving officers to attain the peak of their careers and not demoralise the serving staff,” he said.

According to him, the nature of the Centre’s mandate requires home grown leaders, as a leader who is from the outside is definitely COUNTER PRODUTIVE to the growth of the institute.

“Our pain is that we have staff who are competent, who have grown in the job and understands into-to the technicality of the Otward Bound system of informal education” he said.

Adekoya commended the fact that the Federal Government had usually encouraged organisations to have competent hands to shepherd the affairs of MDAs, saying that CLTC should not be an exception.

“What this will do is to kill our career progression especially when you bring someone to head offices that are as peculiar as ours,”he added.

It would be recalled that the presidency on June 25 approved the appointment of Adesoji Eniade as Director-General of the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (CLTC) for a period of four years.

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