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FG orders Police to arrest unauthorised users of siren, tasks civil servants on discipline

By The Citizen
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The Federal Government has issued a directive to the Nigerian Police to arrest and prosecute any government official not authorised to use siren, covered number plates and unregistered vehicles.

In a circular sent to all Ministries, Department and Agencies of the Federal Government, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Bukar Goni Aji, directed all Federal Government officials to henceforth comply with the ban on unauthorized use of siren, covered number plates and unregistered vehicles.

He said violation portends grave danger for national security especially in view of intelligent reports indicating that men of the underworld also indulge in these unlawful acts to perpetrate heinous crimes.

Aji said further that directives have been issued to the Nigerian Police to apprehend any government official found engaging in such practices for appropriate prosecution.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation also stated that in continuation of the desire to re-position the civil service, it has become impetrative to revisit the age-long values and code of ethics guiding the conduct of civil servants.

Aji listed the values and ethics which civil servants are expected to exhibit as discipline; integrity and moral rectitude; political neutrality, loyalty and patriotism; courtesy and politeness; modesty; tact and industry; tidiness in work environment and decency in dressing, probity and accountability; and promptness in service delivery.

He called on civil servants to ensure efficient service delivery and to display professional discipline in the discharge of their responsibilities in order to enhance public confidence