The Federal Government has reiterated the prohibition of civil servants from partaking in main elections.
This became contained in a round by the Head of the Civil Provider of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Esan, purchased on Friday.
The round got here hours after the Honest Nationwide Electoral Commission requested political events to conduct their primaries for the nomination of candidates from April 4 to June 3.
The round dated Might simply 5 became titled, “Clarification on the provision of public service vis-avis the Supreme Court judgement as it relates to participation of civil servant in partisan politics.”
It be taught in section, “The Office of the Head of Civil Provider of the Federation has been inundated with requests for clarification on the provision of Public Provider Tips vis-à-vis the Supreme Court Judgment as it relates to the participation of civil servants in partisan politics.
“In the sunshine of the above, it has turn into main to arrangement the consideration of all civil servants to the pretty knowing of the Honourable Lawyer-Classic of the Federation and Minister of Justice (HAGF&MJ) on this matter. In his letter, Ref. No. SGF/PS/HCSF/210/11 dated 26th November 2018, HAGF &MJ asserted, inter Cilia that:’neither the 1999 Structure nor the Supreme Court has authorized civil servants to uncover in partisan politics. The provisions of Tips 030422 and 030423 of the Public Provider Tips (2008 Edition) had been now not nullified by the Supreme Court, therefore, they remain in power and binding on all civil servants looking out for to take part in nomination workout routines or birthday party primaries’.
“He concluded that: ‘provisions of Tips 030402(g), 030422 and 030423 of the Public Provider Tips (2008 Edition) must be enforced … and ‘hot the consideration of civil servants (be drawn) to the actual fact that the Supreme Court judgment in INEC vs Musa didn’t assign aside or nullify these provisions of the Public Provider Tips, therefore, they’ve to be complied with by any civil servant who wishes to hunt records from nomination or participation in birthday party main elections’.
“Accordingly, in the final finest ardour of neutrality, unity, integrity and vogue of Nigerian Civil Provider, all civil servants are strongly instructed to be guided by the provisions of PSR and the pretty knowing of the Honourable Lawyer-Classic of the Federation/Minister of Justice on the realm.”