Federal Government has charged communication managers across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to safeguard government’s documents by ensuring that correct and truthful information is conveyed in a manner that will not jeopardise the security of the country.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume,  gave the charge at  One Day Capacity Building on the importance of the Official Secrets Acts in Maintaining Confidentiality and National Security. 

SGF, represented by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office,Dr.Nnamdi Mbaeri  explained that it is ethical for  communication managers to disseminate information that is correct and truthful and to also ensure official secrets are protected as doing otherwise will be tantamount to felony. 

According to the SGF, the purpose of the training is to also improve strategic communication skills in the public service to ensure employees work towards a common goal through clear direction and vision. He added that government has made great strides in communicating its approved policies and programmes implementation with the public, with the conscious effort to complement with improved internal communication to inform and mobilise public servants.

In  opening remarks, the Director-General of Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dasuki Arabi stated that the workshop is aimed  at strengthening national unity through effective communication in public services and to leverage social media for effective governance in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed.

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