LAGOS BANS COMMISSIONERS AND POLITICAL APPOINTEES FROM HIRING EXTERNAL PERSONAL ASSISTANTS

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The Lagos State government has introduced a ban preventing commissioners and other political appointees from enlisting personal assistants (PAs) who are not part of the civil service. This directive was announced through a circular by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola. The circular emphasizes that political appointees are not authorized to employ PAs from outside the state’s public service.

Muri-Okunola explained that the appointment of Personal Assistants from external sources contradicts the established structure of the state public service. He noted that such appointees would not be granted privileges and would not have access to official documents.

While recognizing the significant role PAs play in supporting political appointees, Muri-Okunola suggested that these crucial support roles could be filled internally by qualified and competent officers from Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) within the state. This approach is aimed at preventing an increase in the government’s wage expenditure.

Political appointees who require personal assistants are advised to collaborate with the accounting officer of the relevant MDAs. Once identified, the names of suitable officers can be forwarded to the Public Service Office for deployment as PAs. Muri-Okunola urged accounting officers to disseminate the contents of the circular widely for proper implementation.

 

 

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