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Imo Governor Warns Civil Servants Against Absenteeism, Orders Daily Roll Call Of Workers

The Governor of Imo, Hope Uzodinma has vowed to deal with civil servants that absent themselves from work on Monday without properly obtaining permission from their various heads.

The governor said this on Monday through the Commissioner for Information, Public Orientation, and Strategy, Declan Emelumba in Owerri.

He said the governor has directed heads of agencies and parastatals to commence daily roll calls of workers to fish out those that absent themselves from work especially on Mondays without proper exemption procedure.

Emelumba revealed that any civil servant found culpable will have his or her salary suspended for the month.

He said: “The Government of Imo State has observed with dismay that some civil servants, for inexplicable reasons, absent themselves from duties, especially on Mondays.

“This is totally unacceptable, moreover since such civil servants neither obtain permission nor have authorisation of their superiors to absent from duty, thereby making their conduct illegal and unprofessional.

“Consequently, the government will henceforth view such a rascally conduct as a direct challenge to its authority, which will attract sanctions.

“Going forward, His Excellency the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has directed that any civil servant who absents himself /herself from duty on Mondays or any other day for that matter will lose his/ her salary in addition to other punishments that may be recommended against him/her.

“Consequently, permanent secretaries and heads of parastatals and heads of agencies of government are hereby directed to immediately commence daily roll calls of workers to ensure that those who disobey this order are meant to suffer the consequences.”

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