Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has frowned and warned civil servants in the state to shun every act of lateness and truancy; that whoever engages in late-coming and truancy may be shown the way out of service if remains recalcitrant.
The Governor, who was at the state secretariat at 8:00am on dot, today, Monday, 31st August, 2015 apprehended over 30 civil servants who came late and directed that disciplinary committee be set up to try them with appropriate sanctions.
Many of the civil servants on sighting the Governor scampered around to avoid being apprehended.
Meanwhile, the Governor has stated that the unscheduled visit will continue until appropriate discipline has been entrenched in the civil service; saying, he could be at the MDAs anytime.
He noted that if the government is working round the clock to ensurethe workers salary are paid as at when due in-spite of the economic downturn, the workers should reciprocate the gesture by being alive to their responsibilities.
The Head of Service, Dr. Olugbenga, while reacting said, several warnings, interface and memos have been issued on the need for civil servants to shun lateness and absenteeism.
He noted that, it is time to enforce strict adherence to the civil service rules; adding that, workers have to sit tight and reciprocate the gesture of the government which has made the salaries and allowances of workers its priority.