- Nigerian civil servants have been urged to disregard a circular cautioning workers against spending their November salary
- The office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF) gave the advise on Thursday, December 9
- AbdulGaniyu Aminu, director of communications HOCSF in a statement stated that the office at no time issued any such a circular
Abuja - A circular cautioning workers against spending their November salary following the harsh economic realities has ben described as fake news.
The office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF) made this known on Thursday, December 9, in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The director of communications office of the HOCSF, AbdulGaniyu Aminu, in a statement advised civil servants to disregard it.
In another report by Nigerian Tribune, Aminu advised civil servants and the general public to disregard contents of the fake circular describing it as the work of mischief makers.
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According to Aminu, Dr S. A. Adegoke, the signatory to the circular was not a staff of the office of the HOCSF, adding that there was no record of such an officer.
The communication director said:
“The fake news has unfortunately been published in some newspapers and some social media platforms without verifying.
“For the avoidance of doubt, it must be stated that the office at no time issued any such circular in respect of salary. ”
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