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Civil Service cracks whip on abstaining workers

10 February 2016, 19:01Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has threatened to punish servants who wantonly abstain from work.

Mohammed Manga, her spokesperson, said this after an event to reward some civil servants for their punctuality, commitment and dedication to their official responsibilities.

“The Head of Service warned that civil servants who are in the habit of abstaining from their duty posts without prior permission or who report to work late or even close before the official working hours  would henceforth be sanctioned according to the Public Service Rules,” said Manga.

It could not be ascertained how punishment would be meted.

Oyo-Ita meanwhile awarded 12 civil servants for their commitment.

They were presented with certificates of commendation and a  Laptop to each of the twelve officers today in Abuja during the Permanent Secretaries’ service wide meeting in Abuja. She said the award was in keeping with her promise to honour, reward and encourage hard work in the Federal Civil Service.

The officers that were honoured were those she met at their duty posts exactly by 08h00 when she paid an unscheduled visit to the Phase One of the Federal Secretariat Complex in Abuja last year.

“The event today (Wednesday) is proof to other civil servants that she is serious about ensuring that civil servants must be seen to function as agents of change,” she said.

- CAJ News


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