Plateau Govt Sacks Over 500 Staff

1 June 2021 By Josiah Buzun

Governor Simon Bako Lalong has vowed to continue to rid the civil service of staff with questionable records.

This followed the Sack of 532 staff with questionable records following an investigation.

Governor Lalong who disclosed this during a policy retreat for Permanent Secretaries held at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS Kuru said the exercise would continue as those found culpable would face disciplinary measures.

Lalong explained to the Permanent Secretaries that the State is facing continuous decline in revenue from FAAC which made it very necessary to generate more revenue internally to meet the yearnings of the people.

This he said necessitated priority spending on areas that would yield revenues in all MDAs as well as block leakages in the system.

He reminded the Permanent Secretaries that Government business in Plateau State is now driven by ICT and as such, they must not only be proficient, but also mentor all civil servants in utilizing ICT for carrying out their day-to-day schedules.

Head of Service Plateau State, Mr
Sunday Chong Hyat said the Policy Retreat became necessary because of the appointment of 14 new Permanent Secretaries.

He said as accounting officers of various MDAs, the Permanent Secretaries have been equipped with relevant knowledge to enforce discipline and good conduct in line with extant rules and regulations of the civil service.

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