The Federal Government has vowed to terminate the appointment of any civil servants caught leaking official documents on social media.
This was made known on Sunday by the head of service of the federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, in a circular marked HCSF/109/S.1/120, which was entitled “unauthorised circulation of official documents/information on social media”.
Yemi-Esan described the “unfortunate unauthorised disclosure of official documents on social media” as “embarrassing and not acceptable”.
“The attention of the office of the head of service of the federation has been drawn to the recent unfortunate unauthorised disclosure of official documents on the social media,” she said.
“In some cases, official documents that have been minuted on are also leaked. This irresponsible and reckless action is an act of serious misconduct with a penalty of dismissal from service as provided for in Public Service Rules Nos. 030401 and 030402.
“The ugly development is embarrassing to the government and therefore not acceptable. Any public officer caught engaging in this act of serious misconduct will be severely dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the public service rules.
“Permanent secretaries are to draw the attention of all their staff to the content of this circular and the consequences of breaking the rules.”