Katsina gov’t warn civil servants on usage of social media
Katsina gov’t warn civil servants on disclosing documents on social media
The Katsina State government has issued a strong warning to its civil servants on the improper usage of social media platforms.
This is contained in a statement signed by Permanent Secretary (administration) in the office of the state Head of Service, Alhaji Lawal Ado Dutsin-ma and seen by Katsina Post.
Below is the content of the statement:
IMPROPER PARTICIPATION OF PUBLIC SERVANTS IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
Government has noted with concern the improper participation of Public servants in various media platforms, molt especially Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter applications among others to the extent of disclosing sensitive Official Government information and correspondences.
2 Consequent to the above, all Public Servants in the State are reminded that unauthorized disclosure of official information and false allegations against the Government Officials are acts of serious misconduct punishable under Public Service Rules (PSR) No. 030401.
In addition, the unethical participation of some serving Public Servants in the social media put to question their loyalty to the Government which is also a Serious Misconduct and it violates Public Service Rules (ISR) No 030403, as such Public Servants are to remain strictly guided on the way and manner to use the social media platforms, respecting the Civil Service pristine dictum of being “reticent characters”.
Accordingly, all Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers of Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and Parastatals are directed to bring the content of this Circular to the attention of all staff under them and remain vigilant on movement of sensitive government documents, please.