Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has said his administration decided to abolish the tenure policy introduced by the previous administration to ensure good governance and retention of highly dedicated civil servants.
Masari, who stated this during the swearing-in of the new Head of Service of the state, Alhaji Garba Sanda Mani, pointed out that the state would have lost the services of its new civil service chief if the controversial tenure system was not scrapped.
According to him, the recent scrapping of the tenure policy by the Federal Government also vindicated the decision of his administration to abolish the obnoxious system.
“Thank almighty Allah that the tenure system was abolished. It means what we did in Katsina is right and has even been appreciated at the highest level in the land,” he stated.
The governor further described his decision to abolish the system as a fulfillment of a campaign promise to civil servants in the state, while commending the exemplary dedication of the new appointee, who was until his appointment the most senior permanent secretary in the state.
He added: “The tenure policy was not directed at you but its negative impact would have affected you but for the will of Allah. You were not even dreaming of it (becoming Head of Service) because the tenure system was about to terminate your career; it (office of the Head of Civil Service) wasn’t part of your plan at all.”