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FG warns Civil servants on leaking sensitive official documents




By Stephen Asaba-ase

The Federal Government has threatened through the Office of the Head of Civil Service department of the Federation to commenced probe on civil servants to have leaked sensitive official government documents to the public.


According to a press briefing by Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Head of department of Civil Service in the Federation on February 19, 2024, said that such leakage of sensitive official documents had become menacing and debasing to the government and as such is unacceptable.


“It has been observed as unprofessional and dismay with the increasing cases of leakage of sensitive official documents in Ministries, Departments and Agencies.This is very disheartening to the government and therefore unacceptable.


“As part of the efforts to restrict this undesirable development, all permanent secretaries are to fast-track the migration of all official sensitive documents to the global workflow system, and ensure effective deployment of the Enterprise and Content Management Solution,


“This will reduce physical contact with official documents thereby checkmating the increasing incidence of leakage and circulation of same.


However, permanent secretaries are advised to strongly warn all staff against leaking and circulating of official information and documents.


“Any civil servant caught endulging in such unbecoming activities will be seriously dealt with in consonant with the relevant provisions of the Public Service Rules and other extant laws.”


“There has been an increase in the leakage of sensitive government documents in the public space in recent times”.


He also added that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume revealed plans to allocate the sum of N500 as allowances to members of the tripartite committee on minimum wage set up by the Federal Government.


“A huge amount of money was allocated as subsidy for Hajj which purportedly emanated from the office of the Minister of Finance, he said.

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