The Federal Government is set to clampdown on government workers who entered the civil service through the backdoor.
The Chairwoman Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Deaconess Joan Ayo, has said the on-going staff audit has revealed some irregular or unauthorised appointments which have been declared null and void according to DailyTrust.
FCSC spokesman, Dr. Joel Oruche, quoted Ayo as saying the staff audit was aimed at fishing out the irregular and unauthorised appointees and delisting them from the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
“This action is necessary because the appointments are not backed by any vacancy from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and as such, were not budgeted for. Besides they are in gross violation of the Federal Character principle,” Ayo was quoted to have said.
She said declared vacancies from the HCSF would soon be advertised and assured that all Nigerians who are qualified would be given the opportunity to compete for the available jobs while selection would be strictly based on merit within the context of principle of federal character.
The chairwoman assured that the FCSC would continue to ensure that promotion is strictly based on merit, adding that the guidelines for appointment, promotion and discipline is being reviewed to meet the increasing demand of present reality.