Abuja, Nigeria – Nigeria’s federal government has banned civil servants from accepting chieftaincy titles and sundry awards while still in service.
Statement from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation said where a civil servant must hold a traditional title, due clearance must be obtained..
“That It has come to the notice of Government that some civil servants are in the practise of soliciting for chieftaincy titles and sundry awards.
Such act is inimical to the principles of anonymity, integrity and political neutrality which are the core values of the civil service.
By Abiodun Abidoye