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Head of Service cautions workers on classified documents


ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, has urged federal civil Servants to ensure that classified documents are handled with utmost discretion.
According to a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, assistant director, media relations, Office of the Head of Service, Kifasi said this in a circular titled “Handling of Classified Documents” issued to all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government.
He said that “it has been observed that some officers are in the habit of using classified government documents, including those of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for purposes other than which they are meant for.”
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According to the statement, “classified documents as the name implies, are graded as Restricted, Confidential, Secret or Top Secret as such, contain information that are not meant for public consumption. Doing so may have adverse effect on the security of the nation.”
The Head of Service reminded officers of the need to strictly adhere to the directive. He added that, any officer found to contravene the directive would be made to face disciplinary action accordingly.

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