FG moves to halt leakage of official documents 

The federal government Tuesday stated that  it has commenced moves to ensure that official government documents classified as sensitive are not leaked to the public.

A memo uploaded on the website of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and dated February 19, 2024, said the leakages of such documents have become embarrassing to the government.

The memo tagged HCSF/3065/VI/189 reads: “It has been observed with dismay, the increase in the cases of leakage of sensitive official documents in Ministries, Departments and Agencies. This is very embarrassing to the government and therefore unacceptable.

“As part of the efforts to curb this undesirable development, all permanent secretaries are to fast-track the migration to the digitalised workflow system, and ensure effective deployment of the Enterprise Content Management Solution.

“This will reduce physical contact with official documents thereby checking the increasing incidence of leakage and circulation of same.

“Furthermore, permanent secretaries are advised to strongly warn all staff against leaking and circulating official information and documents.

“Any officer caught engaging in such unbecoming act will be severely dealt with in line with the relevant provisions of the Public Service Rules and other extant circulars.”

Recently, a memo from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume revealed plans to allocate the sum of N500 as allowances to members of the tripartite committee on minimum wage set up by the federal government. Senior government officials said the leakage was embarrassing to government.