Katsina Warns Public Servants Against Leaking Gov’t Secrets On Social Media

Katsina Warns Public Servants Against Leaking Gov’t Secrets On Social Media

By Wires Editor | The Trent on August 10, 2020
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Katsina, Government, Vigilante, Boko Haram
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State

The Katsina State Government on Monday, August 10, 2020, warned public servants in the state on handling of state government official matters and wanton disclosure of activities of government through social media platforms

The Government further frowned at what it called ‘’ improper participation of public servants in various media platforms in the state, without due consideration of their implications’’

A Press Release which was signed by the permanent secretary, Administration in the office of Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Lawal Ado Dutsinma, and made available to journalists, specifically mentioned such media platforms to include: Face book, WhatsApp and Twitter Applications among others.

He said: “such participation in social media had led to disclosure of sensitive official government information and correspondences.

‘’All public servants are reminded that unauthorized disclosure of official government information and false allegations against government officials constitutes acts of gross serious misconduct punishable under public service rules-PSR number 030401.

‘’ the unethical participation of some serving public servants in the social media put to question their loyalty to government, which is also a serious misconduct that violates public service rules-PSR number 030403.

The release further reminded public servants to remain strictly guided on the way and manner to use the social media platforms and to respect the civil service pristine dictum of remaining impeccable characters.

Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers of parastatals and extra government departments were also directed to highlight the contents of the circular on participation on social media platforms to the attention of public servants in the state and to remain vigilant on movement of government sensitive documents.

The state government has been battling with different allegations and other forms of politically motivated campaigns by opponents, thanks to the unguided activities of some public servants, who often give away sensitive information.

Source: The Nation

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