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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BARS CIVIL SERVANTS FROM PARTY PRIMARIES

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The Federal Government has reiterated its stand on the prohibition of civil servants taking part in party primaries .

This was contained in a circular by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Doctor Folashade Esan, after the Independent National Electoral Commission asked political parties to conduct their primaries for the nomination of candidates from the fourth of April to the third of June .

According to the circular, The Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation has been inundated with requests for clarification on the provision of Public Service Rules with regard to the Supreme Court Judgment as it relates to the participation of civil servants in partisan politics.

Stating that it was in the overall best interest of neutrality, harmony, integrity and development of Nigerian Civil Service, It advised all civil servants to be guided by the provisions of the Public Service Rules and the legal opinion of the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation/Minister of Justice on the subject.

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