Lagos - The Office of the Head of Civil Service has denied media reports it would retrench civil servants with 30 years or more of service.
It noted with “dismay” a report carried in a local daily newspaper suggesting ties with such workers would be severed.
“The Office of the Head of Service wishes to categorically state that the said story is false and not true. At no time has the office issued the said memo or gave a directive to that effect,” Haruna Imrana, Civil Service Director of Communications, stated.
The official said the report was baseless and lacked credibility as it contradicts Public Service rules of engagement.
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“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,” said Imrana.
The spokesperson said the Office of the Head of Civil Service was always open to the press at all times for clarification on matters concerning the civil service.
It is therefore surprising that an unbalanced and ill-informed story will feature from a highly rated paper, Imrana said.
“We appeal to the media to clarify and balance all stories from credible sources and get facts right before publication to avoid sending the wrong information to the public raising unnecessary panic and embarrassment.”
- CAJ News