Labour battles govt over tenure elongation, appointments


Civil Service: Labour battles govt over tenure elongation, irregular appointments

By Victor Young

ABUJA—Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, has taken up arms against Federal Government over irregular appointments and elongation of the tenure of Permanent Secretaries and Directors in the civil service.

In a valedictory speech at ASCSN’s 4th quadrennial delegates’ conference, outgoing President of the association, Bobboi Kiagama, among others, noted that “it is disheartening to note that over the years, there has been an upsurge in irregular appointments in the Federal Public Service.

“You will recall that recruitment in the Service has always been guided by the Public Service Rules (PSR) 020201-020412. Specific guidelines to be followed are documented and it is not made open-ended.

“Unfortunately, we are still having cases of irregular appointments/recruitments into the Federal Public Service, including indiscriminate transfers of persons from the state public services and private sector into the Federal Service without due…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper