“The minister apologised for the delay in the implementation of the act explaining the law came towards the end of his first term.
“And, when he was leaving it will not be good for him to easily appoint commissioners.
“When he came back in August 2019, he was preparing to begin the implementation in 2020 but unfortunately the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic disrupted his plan,” he said.
Korede also revealed that the minister said that he had gone far in the process of implementing the act, including working on the appointment of commissioners for the FCT civil service commission.
He stated that JUAC at the meeting also advised the minister to appoint Administrative Secretary to design how the structure of the commission would look like.
According to Korede, the administrative secretary will look for offices for where the commissioners will stay and the likes of that.
“He (minister) will work towards appointing administrative secretary and immediately the budget is approved they will commence the appointment of the commissioners.
“However, this is not an opportunity for all of us to sleep because we have observed that one of the challenges that the union has been having before now is that whenever we go for meeting we will be told so many things and we go to sleep.
“But now, we will not go to sleep, we will continue to engage the management until every other issues are laid to rest,” Korede said.
He said that following positive response from the FCTA, the union had decided to put on hold its threat to embark on an indefinite industrial action after the expiration of its three day warning strike.(NAN)