ROME – Top executives at IFAD, the UN agriculture development bank, are jumping ship without paddles to escape the autocratic and flamboyant Nigerian Director General, Kanayo "Emperor" Nwanze, UN sources say.
Carlos Sere, a Vice President and the Chief Development Strategist of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development, is the latest to quit, telling his staff as he walked out a month ago that Mr Nwanze has created “an insufferable environment” in which it had become impossible for him “or any upright professional to accept the dictates of the boss.”
ROME – The FAO is cutting 50 more project or short term posts from its Global Resource Management system as Florentin Albu and rogue directors defy orders to redeploy axed staff, UN sources say.
“GRMS was developed and deployed around the world at a cost of over dlrs 30 million,” a senior staffer at the Rome-based hunger-fighting UN agency commented. “Some of these people may be asked to return as consultants in the next year but without benefits such as pension contributions or health insurance.”