FG denies plan to sack officers with 30 years unbroken record
THE Federal Government yesterday re-iterated its commitment to the welfare of civil servants by obeying the terms of condition of service which states clearly, that only civil servants that have worked for 35 years or attained the age of 60 years or whichever comes first are eligible for retirement.
The Office of the Head of the Civil service of the Federation stated clearly that it is in line with the civil service rule as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It further described any contrary opinion on the matter as mere joke, and unfounded.
It noted with dismay a fabricated report in a national newspaper on June 21, 2015 captioned “Civil Servants with 30 years of service to go”. describing such assumption as frivolous and full of lies.
A statement signed by the Director, Communication in the Office of the Head of Service, Haruna Imrana said :’’At no time has the office issued the said memo or gave a directive to that effect., the report is baseless and lacks credibility as it contradicts Public Service rules of engagement, the rumor ought to have been cleared from a credible source in the office before going to press, the public needs to be provided with correct information to avoid sending the wrong signals as the said report intended to do’ he remarked.
Imrana also said that the Office of the Head of Civil Service is always open to the press at all times for clarification on matters concerning the civil service stressing that it is therefore surprising that an unbalanced and ill-informed story will feature from a highly rated paper.
He appealed to the media to clarify and balance all stories from credible sources and get facts right before publication to avoid sending the wrong information to the public raising unnecessary panic and embarrassment.
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