The Board of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has approved the immediate re-structuring of the Authority for greater efficiency.
The FCT Minister and Chairman of the Board of the Federal Capital Development Authority, Bala Mohammed, made this disclosure after the Board’s meeting on Thursday in his office in Abuja.
In a Statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister Mohammad Sule, the minister said With this re-structuring, a new department of Engineering Design and Evaluation has been established aimed at boosting the morale of staff to accelerate the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The new department of Engineering Design and Evaluation will have four divisions namely Civil Design ‘North’ Electrical/Mechanical Design, Civil Design ‘South’ and Evaluation Divisions to be headed by Deputy Directors, the Minister added.
His words: “The re-structuring is desirable in view of the apparent need for the expansion of the infrastructure of the Federal Capital Territory occasioned by the new concept of Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) particularly the Abuja Land Swap Initiative.”
According to him, the Authority will only use its existing stream of staff to occupy the proposed offices; and also mitigate the incidence of stagnation, which has prevailed over the years as a result of lack of vacant positions with its attendant toll of low morale on the staff.
Meanwhile, the Minister has revealed that the Board has also approved the immediate promotion of 281 senior staff to fill vacant positions in the FCDA.
He remarked that the Board has also approved the advancement/upgrading of 61 staff who were qualified and applied.