Civil servants kick against tenure suspension

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has condemned the suspension of the tenure policy in the federal civil service by the Federal Government, saying it is a policy somersault that must be stopped.
The workers stated that instead of suspending the policy, the government should convene a stakeholders’ meeting to discuss the issue.
According to the association, the policy summersault has been generating intense restiveness among public servants, adding that the situation should not be allowed to deteriorate further.

It warned the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, to thread with caution and be mindful of what posterity would speak about her after she must have left office as all the negative things happening during her tenure were alien to the service and had the potential of hurting the system.

The PUNCH reports that the tenure policy, which started in 2009 under the late President Umaru Yar’Adua, stipulated two term of four years each for Permanent Secretaries and a single term of eight years for directors.

The ASCSN, in a statement obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday and signed by its President, Bobboi Kaigama, and Secretary-General, Alade Lawal, alerted the public to the persistent policy somersaults by the present government, adding that if not put in check, they were likely to destroy the cherished norms in the public service.



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