The Congress of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (CSCSN) has declared that Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) is not meant for retirees.
The congress noted that the constitution of the association clearly stated that only civil servants who are still in service are the recognised members of the association.
CSCSN in a statement made available to journalists on Monday, enjoined all retired civil servants to join Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) instead claiming to be members of ASCSN.
National Coordinator of CSCSN, Comrade Andrew Emelieze, in a statement on Monday, insisted that the constitution of the association has clearly explained that membership and leadership of ASCSN shall be for only civil servants at both the federal and state civil service in Nigeria.
He added that it is unconstitutional for a non civil servant to be a member of the association.
Emelieze while speaking further, explained that all retired civil servants ceases to be members of the association.
He added that retirees are not to take up any elective post nor partake in our the activities of the association.
“The constitution states clearly that membership and leadership shall be for only civil servants at both the federal and state civil service of Nigeria.
“Our constitution is crystal clear on who becomes the President of the Union. The President must be a serving civil servant either in the federal or state civil service and must be elected for a fix tenure.
“It is unconstitutional for a non civil servant to be a member of our union and all retired civil servants ceases to be members of union and are not to take up any elective post nor partake in our union activities.
“All retired civil servants are to automatically join the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP). Our constitution is very clear on this issues.
“Therefore, the congress stands with our constitution and Comrade Bola Innocent Audu , who is an active civil servant, an active member of the Union and legitimately elected President of the Union to represent the Union as a matter of legality and morality”