FG warns public officials against unauthorised use of sirens, covered number plates

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The FG also directed the police to arrest erring officials.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Bukar Aji, on Friday directed Federal Government officials to henceforth comply with the ban on unauthorised use of sirens, covered number plates and using unregistered vehicles.

This is contained in a statement signed by Tope Ajakaiye, Director of Communications in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

According to the statement, Mr. Aji said that such acts by the officials portended grave danger for national security.

“This is especially in view of intelligent reports indicating that men of the underworld also indulge in these unlawful acts to perpetrate heinous crimes,” he said.

The statement said that directives had been issued to the Nigeria Police to apprehend any government official found engaging in such practices for prosecution.

Mr. Aji said that it became imperative to revisit the age-long values and code of ethics guiding the conduct of civil servants in continuation of the desire to re-position the civil service.

“The values and ethics which civil servants are expected to exhibit are discipline, integrity and moral rectitude, political neutrality, loyalty, patriotism and courtesy.

“Others are politeness, modesty, tact and industry, tidiness in work environment and decency in dressing, probity and accountability, and promptness in service delivery,” he said.

He called on civil servants to ensure efficient service delivery and to display professional discipline in the discharge of their responsibilities to enhance public confidence.

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