Abuja - 70 operatives of the Department Security Service have tendered their resignation letters, Vanguard reports.
Investigations revealed that in the last 10 months, no fewer than 70 middle cadre and junior cadre officers had resigned from the service, both from the state commands and the national headquarters.
One of the staff who resigned two weeks ago, said: “The condition of service is no longer favourable. Some allowances that we were entitled to were stopped, while others were cut in half without explanation.
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“Most importantly, operation allowances that we used to enjoy were stopped without any reason. And we were still expected to put in our best. If I cannot be treated well while in service, how will my family be treated well when I am dead? It’s unfortunate that I had to leave after so much has been invested in me by this country.’’
Another personnel who said he would also leave in the next few months, said that the condition of service was no longer palatable.
“During the last dispensation, the service personnel were well motivated to do their job. We embark on dangerous covert assignments to keep the nation safe and all that we get in return is insults and suspicion from the leadership of the service. Fortunately, most of us are well trained so our services are needed by those countries that helped in training us. We cannot be jobless. If you get a better offer, it’s only natural to move” he said.
- News 24