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RE:CIRCULAR ON INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME IN CIVIL/PUBLIC SERVICE.

OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION.

PRESS STATEMENT

The attention of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has been drawn to publications making the rounds on social media platforms with regard to the ” Establishment Circular” on the above subject. It has therefore become important to make the following clarifications:

i. The Circular does not in any way suggest or prescribe the discontinuance of remuneration, salaries and earned allowances for interns as being speculated ;

ii. Moreover, internship is a period of work experience offered by an organization for a specified period. It is typically undertaken by students and fresh graduates to gain relevant skills in a particular field before being admitted as practitioners of the particular profession; and

iii. The Schemes of Service details the requirements for full employment and career progression within the Civil/Public Service.

  1. It is important to reiterate that the circular does not seek to alter the wage structures of the internship programmes of different professions.
  2. The above clarifications are for the avoidance of doubt and further guidance.

Signed:
AbdulGaniyu Aminu
Director, Press and Public Relations.
Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF)
24/4/2021

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