Imo stops service extension for civil servants, orders immediate retirement

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Imo State Government on Friday announced the immediate suspension of approval for extension of service for all categories of civil servants, particularly Directors and Permanent Secretaries.

It said it was to address labour concerns and ensure career progression in the civil service.

According to a statement by the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Chief Cosmas Iwu, all civil servants due for retirement are expected to follow extant laws and exit the service on the date of retirement.
The government also warned that any civil servant who refuses to leave service when due for retirement would be required to refund monies paid to them within the period of overstay.

“This directive is aimed at ensuring a smooth transition and preventing any disruption to the civil service.

The announcement is effective immediately, and all affected civil servants are advised to comply accordingly, ” the statement said. The Nation.