The Federal Government banned civil servants from accepting chieftaincy titles. This decision was announced on November 12, 2013, Tuesday.
Tope Ajakaiye, the Director (Communications), Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, signed the appropriate statement in which he said the ban also included other sundry awards, until a civil servant would retire or disengage from the service.
“It has come to the notice of government that some civil servants are in the practise of soliciting for chieftaincy titles and sundry awards. Such act is inimical to the principles of anonymity, integrity and political neutrality which are the core values of the civil service.
“Where a civil servant must hold a traditional title, due clearance must be obtained. For such, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, through the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, must approve,” the statement said.
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