The Nasarawa State Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has condemned the appointment of non-career civil servants as permanent secretaries.
Haruna Ewa, the chairman, complained on Tuesday at an ASCSN seminar for affiliate members.
Ewa emphasised that appointing people without the necessary experience as permanent secretaries results in low productivity.
The union also opposed extending civil servants’ tenure beyond the mandatory 35 years of service or 60 years of age.
“This will result in permanent stagnation of civil servants who are working hard to reach the pinnacle of their careers,” he said, according to NAN.
Mohammed Doma, Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Nasarawa hailed Governor Abdullahi Sule for approving outstanding promotions of workers.
Doma, however, urged his administration to withdraw the circular ordering them to write and pass an examination before being elevated.
“Implement all the outstanding promotions first, then we can be on the same page to obey whatever the government wants us to do,” he said.
The ASCSN symposium informed workers on labour movements activities and how to relate with the government regarding better welfare.