Katsina government warns civil servants against leaking official documents

The Katsina state government has cautioned civil servants against leaking official government documents in violation of Civil Service Rules and the Official Secrets Act. 

The Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Falalu Bawale, made the call at the opening of a three-day workshop with the theme, New Media, Document Leakages and Digitizing Office Work, which was organised by the Katsina state government in collaboration with Matasa Media Links. 

While stating the constitutional right of the public to access certain category of information, the Head of Service said this should only be done within the confines of the law. 

He said the public relations officers of ministries, departments and agencies in the state should liaise with conventional and new media to disseminate government activities to the people of the state. 

Permanent Secretary, Department of Establishments, Pension and Training, Alhaji Mustafa Banye, stated that the Dikko Radda administration is implementing public sector reforms that entails modernising and digitising office work to increase efficiency and transparency in the public service sector. 

He noted that a fruitful engagement with the new media will enable government to engage citizens to get their feedback, input and participation in the decision-making process. 

Earlier, the representative of the organisers of the workshop, Matasa Media Links, Dr. Bishir Abu Sabe, commended the Dikko Radda administration for its willingness to partner the private sector in enhancing good governance in the state. 

He said the company has partnered in the Katsina state government in providing skills for youth to enable them become self-reliant and training for civil servants in various aspects of their careers to improve their productivity.