Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has taken the decision to suspend recent appointments made into the state’s civil service by his predecessor, ex-Governor Simon Lalong.
The announcement was made by Mr. Gyang Bere, Governor Mutfwang’s media aide, in Jos on Thursday.
The Governor’s action was motivated by the fact that these appointments were deemed a clear violation of the Public Service Rules.
According to the Governor’s directive, the appointments in question did not adhere to the appropriate procedures and were characterized by a lack of selectivity and organization.
Governor Mutfwang recognized the need to ensure that due process is followed in all public service appointments and considered the recent actions to be irregular and arbitrary.
“All appointments into the state’s civil service from Oct. 1, 2022, to date are hereby suspended with effect from the same date subject to review in line with due process.
“All those who have retired but are yet to vacate their offices or duty posts either because of extension or contract appointment are to hand over government property in their possession and vacate the offices immediately.
“All civil servants due for retirement but are yet to tender their letters of retirement or notice of retirement should do so forthwith and proceed on retirement immediately.
“All civil servants and or persons appointed Permanent Secretaries from January 2023 to date should revert to their previous positions forthwith,’’ the Governor directed.