Sunday, September 19, 2021

Presidency issues oath of secrecy to staff

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The Presidency has issued an oath of secrecy to staff, warning them against divulging state secrets to the public.

State House Permanent Secretary, Tijjani Umar who issued the warning noted that alerting staff of the penalties that accrue to a breach of classified documents without authorization, has become fundamental, particularly to retired staff.

Administering an oath of secrecy to 42 staff at the State House, he said there has been no record of any breach of information yet, neither is there anticipation of any, but the exercise will continue to put civil servants in check.

Under the Official Secrets Act 1962, the Director of Special Services Department, Office of the Government of the Federation, Tukur Yahaya, explained to the staff that underwent the sensitization program, that the safety and security of government information, documents and facilities is critical to guaranteeing continuous delivery of national service.