The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, HOCSF, Dr. Mrs. Folasade Yemi-Esan has clarified that the Federal Government has not approved extension of service for any officer in the public service due for retirement in 2020.
Yemi-Esan said no such circular emanated from her office adding that her office had never issued any circular on the subject matter.
A statement by Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director of Information in the HOCSF’ office said The clarifications became necessary in view of a fake circular purported to have emanated from the office of the HOCSF.
She said: “Members of the public are to note that the content of the circular is fake, incorrect and did not originate from the Office of the HOCSF.
“The letter head used for the circular ‘roll-over service for those due to retire within the COVID-19 era in 2020’, and dated July 13, 2020 is not the letter- head of the HOCSF.
“The outline of the entire circular, from the distribution list to arrangement of the sections, including the grammar is completely out of sync with the way and manner circulars are issued in the office,” she stated.
According to her, the Director overseeing the office of the Permanent Secretary, Career Management, Office of the HOCSF had never issued or signed any such letter to that effect.
She said: “The information on the website include circulars issued by the office, reports on events and upcoming events, among others
“Members of the public, especially those in the health agencies are therefore called upon to note and disregard the content of the circular in order not to fall victims of its perpetrators.”