Oath of secrecy: 42 staffs of the statehouse in Abuja yesterday July 27. were issued an oath of secrecy. The oath was administered to the staff members by the statehouse permanent secretary, Tijanni Umar.
Umar drew the eye of the staff members on the penalties that would be meted on anyone found guilty of divulging classified information without authorization. He said there has been no record of any breach of data yet, neither is there an anticipation of any but that the exercise was to place staff members under control.
The Oath of Secrecy was administered by Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory judicature.
‘We discovered that thanks to deployment of officers and retirement, variety of our staff must be placed under the radar so they’ll bear in mind that their jobs, the type of documents or information they’re handling from day to day and beyond, are so important and must be safeguarded.
That’s the rationale we decided to try and do the needful by administering the Oath of Secrecy, highlighting the importance of letting them know what information they’re managing and also the consequences of the breach of such information.
We have not had any breach. We don’t anticipate having any breach.
But then it’s our duty to allow them to understand that if there’s any, there’ll be consequences after investigations which also include after they need retired from the Civil Service” Umar said