The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) in Nasarawa State has decried the appointment of non-career civil servants as permanent secretaries in the state.
The chairman, Haruna Ewa complained on Tuesday at a seminar organised by the ASCSN for affiliate members.
Ewa stressed that appointing people without the requisite experience to serve as permanent secretaries causes low productivity.
The union also opposed the extension of the tenure of civil servants beyond the mandatory 35 years of service or 60 years of age.
“This will bring about permanent stagnation of civil servants who are working hard to reach the peak of their careers,” NAN quoted him saying.
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.