Plateau Gov Demotes Perm Secs Appointed By Lalong

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The Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, on Thursday, reversed some appointments made by his predecessor, Simon Lalong.

Among the reversed appointments were those of Permanent Secretaries and civil servants recruited by the immediate-past governor.

Mutfwang’s decision was announced in a statement on Thursday by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere.

He alleged that the appointments by Lalong were characterised by “apparent flagrant abuse of Public Service Rules, non-adherence to due process, indiscriminate and irregular employment in the state and local governments by the immediate-past administration.”

The statement quoted the governor as directing that: “All appointments into the state civil service made from October 1, 2022 to date are hereby suspended with effect from same date, subject to review in line with due process.

“All those who have retired but are yet to vacate their offices or duty posts, either because of extension or contract appointment, are to hand over any Government property in their possession and vacate office immediately.

“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.

“All civil servants and or persons appointed Permanent Secretaries from the month of January 2023 to date should revert to their previous positions forthwith.”

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