Yemi Adedeji, Abuja
After the initial confusion during the week, normalcy has returned to the Code of Conduct Bureau headquarters, Elendu reports can authoritatively report.
Staff of the Bureau were seen on Friday going about their normal duties even as Folasade Kolawole, the Acting Secretary, has resumed work and fully in charge of the bureau.
Though, some staff had protested her recall alleging that she had retired from service, official records however showed that she did not retire as she withdrew her notice of resignation within the three months stipulated by the public service rules.
A top director at the Bureau who allegedly masterminded the confusion was said to have calmed down after top Presidency officials warned him about the consequences of his activities which they said were contrary to the directive of the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“Things are calming down. Except for the case in court, things are returning to normalcy. Our top management are billed to meet shortly and everybody is realizing the need to support the Acting Secretary to move the bureau forward”, a top official confided.
Her colleagues who crave anonymity because they were not directed to speak on the matter also noted that she offered to resign then because of undue pressure on her to bend the rule and dance to the whims and caprices of the former chairman.
“She refused to approve some funny things and she was suspended. She then angrily offered her resignation letter. Few days after, the court sacked the board, the chair for overstaying in office.She then wrote the SGF to return to service. And it was approved. Hence her resumption of duties”, the official said.
While Kolawole has so far refused to speak to the media, her officials said the Acting Secretary is reaching out to all members of staff to ensure that the Bureau returns fully to normalcy.
“What happened during the week is over. It is an attempt to blackmail the Acting Secretary but the whole fact is now in public domain”, the source noted.