Labour has expressed dissatisfaction over the recent recruitment of Permanent Secretaries from outside the civil service.
Mr Bobbio Kaigama, the President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), made his view known at the 2016 May Day celebration on Sunday.
“We wish to state that the recent appointment of Permanent Secretaries from outside the Civil Service contravened the relevant provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This is capable of doing collateral damage to the system. The ill-advised policy, if not stopped now, is capable of killing the morale of senior Civil Servants who have served their fatherland meritoriously for decades.
“This because they can no longer aspire to rise to the peak of their career.”
Kaigama urged the Federal Government to discontinue the practice while those already recruited particularly those above 60 years, should be disengaged.
He said it was common knowledge that the Civil Service is the engine room that oils the wheels of government to ensure efficient and effective service delivery to the people.