Ondo govt goes tough on Workers over leaked documents


Ondo State Government has warned civil servants against revealing and leaking official secrets to members of the public especially on policies, activities or decisions yet to be taken because of their spiral negative implications on governance and government actions.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Charles Titiloye spoke while reading the riot act to top management staff of the ministry during a statutory meeting in his office I. Akure.

Charles Titiloye who spoke against the backdrop of his experience in office when members of the public will be apprising him of the levels and states of matters or issues pending before him when final decisions have not been taken said such act is very unpatriotic and has the tendencies to putting the government in bad light.

According to him apart from having having the tendencies of frustrating government good intentions such unpsttiit it can also throw the state into avoidable crises and conflicts.

Titiloye who reminded the officials the implications of such acts such unpatriotic act of leaking official secrets is against existing public services extant rules which forbid officers of revealing secrets in their disposal except in performance of their official cities. He vowed to deal ruthlessly with officer find culpable of such misdemeanor henceforth.

Speaking on the need for state Counsel to be on top of their games because iof their pivotal roles in the administration of Justice in the state enjoined the Directors to put in place effective monitoring and reporting system to measure the performances of officers under their purview to make make the system works seamlessly.

While emphasising the need for state counsel to always be at their duty posts and attend courts promptly and regularly the Attorney General enjoined them to always inform the system officially whenever they are to attend courts or have reasons to travel outside Akure the state capital especially now that kidnapping of public officers by men of the underworld is the vogue.

According to him this will prevent the state from experiencing avoidable embarrassments and payment of ransom as the Governor is not willing to pay any ransom when the state is still battling to meet basic needs of its people.

As part of the deliberate efforts to ensure the newly employed, Senior Legal Officers, SLOs are put to effective use, the Attorney General has directed the Directors of Public Prosecution, DPP and Civil Litigations, DCL to assign cases to them even to the levels of Courts of Appeal.

According to him from interaction with some of them it is obvious they are very knowledgeable in the applications of principles of law having put in between seven to ten years post Bar Calls in private practises before joining the service.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice who appealed to the Directors to be patient with him in respect of their needs and welfare said better days lie ahead as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has approved his proposal for the total renovation of the building and facilities of the Ministry of Justice promising to prioritise the welfare of officers in the ministry as soon the state finances improve.

Speaking on behalf of the staff the Solicitor General/Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Cyril Akinrinsola reiterated the commitment of staff to duties and their unalloyed loyalty to the administration policy to make justice available to all in the state.

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