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Civil servants mobilise to force accountant-general out of office

Civil servants mobilise to force accountant-general out of office

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Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), says it has mobilised members to force the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, out of office over his refusal to proceed on retirement after attaining 60 years of age. The union, which said it had mobilised its Abuja members to storm the parastatal, was supposed to occupy his office until he leaves the position. A statement by ASCSN’s Secretary-General, Alade Bashir Lawal, said Idris, who turned 60 years on November 25, 2020, was due for retirement and should therefore vacate the position to allow others to advance to the peak of their career. The workers posited that they could no longer accept a situation where civil servants, who head government agencies or become permanent secretaries, would st...