Katsina bar civil servants from commenting about govt on social media


The Katsina State government said civil servants in its employ must not comment on its activities on social media.

A memo signed by one Muhammad Dikko from the Zonal Education Quality Assurance of the state Ministry of Education and issued out to all public schools in the state, banning teachers and non-teaching staff from using social media to disseminate information touched on the ban on the entire civil servants in the state.

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The memo dated December, 7, 2020 on Monday, read in part, “I am directed to write and inform all the principals to direct the various Group Admins in their respective schools to wipe out the so-called school WhatsApp.

“Principals should also remind their staffs about the Government Circular that prohibit any civil servant from commenting positively or negatively government activities on Facebook or WhatsApp.”

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