- The newly inaugurated governor of plateau state has approved the suspension of last-minute civil servants employed by former Governor Simon Lalong
- The director of press and public affairs to the governor, Gyang Bere, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Thursday
- He also suspended appointments made into the state’s civil servants from October 2022 and directed those who are due for retirement to proceed on retirement immediately
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Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau state has directed the suspension of all appointments in the state civil service from October 1, 2022.
According to Mutfwang, the last-minute employment carried out by former Governor Simon Lalong is indiscriminate, irregular and does not follow due process.
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This is contained in a statement issued by the director of press and public affairs to the governor, Gyang Bere, Daily Trust reported.
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The statement also directed all civil servants and/or persons appointed permanent secretaries from the month of January 2023 to revert to their previous positions, The Punch reported.
“All civil servants due for retirement but are yet to tender their letters of retirement or notice of retirement should do so forthwith and proceed on retirement immediately.
“And all civil servants and or persons appointed permanent secretaries from the month of January 2023 to date should revert to their previous positions forthwith,” the statement partly read.
It added that other measures and steps towards strengthening and building a result-oriented civil service would be taken in due course.
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It was also confirmed that he approved the dismissal of 23 permanent secretaries and 15 directors.
The individuals were reported to be the last-minute appointees of the immediate past governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
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