Written by Francis Okeke
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOS) Mr Danladi Kifasi yesterday debunked claims that the federal government plans to sack federal workers that have served 30 years and above.
Civil servants are expected to serve 35 years in service before retirement or retire if they reach the age of 60, whichever comes first.
A newspaper (not Daily Trust) reported last Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the immediate retrenchment of workers that have clocked 30 years and above.
Spokesperson of the HOS Haruna Imrana in a statement said Kifasi “categorically state that the said story is false and not true.”
He said: “At no time has the office issued the said memo or given 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 explained that the office is always open to the press at all times for clarification on matters concerning the civil service, expressing surprise that an “unbalanced and ill-informed story will feature from a highly rated paper.”
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