Senior civil servants union condemns invasion of Lagos office

Kano state chapter of the Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria, Monday, condemned the recent invasion of the national secretariat of the association allegedly by Bola Audu Innocent, a former national president of the union.

In a statement jointly signed by the branch chairman, Comrade Abdurrazak Abdu and chapter chairman, Comrade Aminu A Yakasai, the association also passed a vote of confidence on its national president, Comrade Tommy Etim Okon.

“It is pertinent to note that Bola Audu was made to step aside in March last year by the national executive council of the association after he was arrested in Abuja by the National Agency for the Prohibition Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for alleged trafficking in persons and exploitation of vulnerable persons.

“While the association was exploring formal channels to see how he could be rescued from the authorities, Bola Audu went ahead to invade the national headquarters annex of the union in Abuja and indulged in all manner of unconstitutional breaches, thereby forcing the association to expel him from the association after an emergency national executive council meeting held in Lagos in August 2021.

“In view of the above, the Kano state branch/ chapter of the association therefore make it clear that Bola Audu and his followers would be held solely responsible for any breakdown of law and order at the Lagos and Abuja offices and should also steer clear of the national secretariat of the association in Lagos and Abuja offices so that the association can continue to pursue its statutory responsibilities of protecting and safeguarding the interest of its teeming members throughout the federation.

“Finally, the entire leadership and the teeming members of the association of senior civil servants Kano state branch/ chapter hereby pass a vote of confidence on the National President of the association, Comrade Tommy Etim Okon(PhD) and the Secretary General Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal and urge them to remain steadfast and continue to render their service to the association,” the statement said.