The Presidency on Tuesday warned members of staff against divulging classified and unauthorised information to any person or organisation.
The Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar, issued the warning during the Administration of Oath of Secrecy to some members of staff of the State House, Abuja.
Justice Hamza Muazu of the FCT High Court administered the oath to 42 members of staff of the Commander-in-Chief Secretariat – Secretariat of the President, staff from the Registry of the Vice President, staff from the Registry of Chief of Staff to the President and the staff of the Registry of the Permanent Secretary, Secret Registry of the State House and the Open Registry.
“I want to begin my remarks by saying that this exercise for me is the beginning of doing what is right in our respective offices,” Umar said.
“Breach of classified information and documents is inimical to the delivery of service.
“Therefore, we found it necessary to assist this segment of staff who are directly dealing with classified information.
“This is a very peculiar environment and, therefore, it is important to us to remind them about their duties, their oaths, their responsibilities in all those things they are handling and then the consequences of mishandling such kind of responsibilities.’’
Umar said unauthorised disclosure was a breach of the law and would attract consequences.