“Stand down” only affects poly staff employed after Oct. 2018 – Adamawa govt clarifies

Staff Sack, Gov Fintiri, Flood, Accountants, Transition Committee, fintiri, Adamawa commissioner for women Affairs

Only workers employed after October 2018 will be affected by the “stand-down” policy in Adamawa State Polytechnic, the state government has disclosed.

The State Head of Civil Service, Dr. Edgar Amos Sunday who made the clarification in a chat with newsmen at his office, Thursday, said the development was based on reports submitted by the three committees constituted by the government.

According to the head of service, the committees are; the visitation panel to SPY, committee on general employment in the state and committee on implementation of recommendations of the panels.

The Head of Service added that it is the responsibility of the management of the Polytechnic to look into the issue of those employed before October 2018 with a view to retain those ones that are relevant and transfer those with irrelevant qualification to either post-primary schools or the appropriate quarters.

He further said that those who transferred their services to the Polytechnic on the basis of waiver should go back to where they came from and thereafter the management should advertise vacant positions to interested qualified members of the public in the state.

According to the Head of Service, no responsible elected government will witchhunt its citizens, but the decision was taken by the government to sanitize the civil service so as to ensure equity, Justice, productivity and vibrant workforce for the overall interest of the state.

He called on the people especially the workers in the state polytechnic to remain calm and peaceful throughout the exercise.


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