Permit me a space in your widely read news paper to learn my support for tenure extension for Alh. Abdullahi Mohammed Gana as Commandant-General Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, as one of the options canvassed in page 7 of the Nigerian Vanguard of Saturday January 30th 2021, where it was suggested that Alh. Abdullahi Muhammed Gana has two more years to reach retirement age of 60 years and the statutory 35 years in service as provided in the extant laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Be it as it may, it was adduced in the vanguard publication that available records shows he (Alh. Abdullahi Mohammed Gana) is just 58 years of age and he is less than the mandatory 35 years in the service.
As a patriot and a concern citizen who has been following trending issues and events in the Nigerian project, I feel obliged to say these two issues adduced in page 9 of the Saturday 9th January, 2021 which state that Alh. Abdullahi Mohammed Gana is not up to 35 years in service as well as not up to the statutory age of retirement which is 60 years, as provided in the enabling laws, in this regards, that should be the basis for allowing him to reach the required age of service which is 60 and 35 years respectively.
With all intent and purpose, the Learned Attorney General of the federation by virtue of been the chief law officer of the federation as provided in section 150 of the Nigerian constitution 1999 (as amended) should draw the attention of our amiable president to these two fundamental and germane issues of Alh. Abdullahi Mohammed Gana hasn’t reach the statutory age of ‘60 years and also have two more years to go in service’.
Interestingly, I belief Mr. President who is an harbinger of rule of law and has severally promised to defend the spirit and letters of the constitution, will have no option than to allow Alh. Abdullahi Mohammed Gana to complete is statutory 35 years in service.
Finally, I hope the Learned Attorney-General of the federation, will rise up to the occasion by taking the bull by the horns, by given necessary legal opinion and true interpretation of the extant laws on Alh. Abdullahi Mohammed Gana’s issue, as rule of law is the corner stone of any civilized society, which could be the basis for our assessment by civilized nations, in the comity of nations.
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