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
Oyo-Ita meanwhile awarded 12 civil servants for their
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