By Agbo Sunday, Abakaliki
There was poor turnout of workers under the employ of the Ebonyi State government after the holidays of the twin celebrations of the 2016 Christmas and New Year festivities.
Monitoring the compliance of workers at the resumption, Ebonyi State Head of Service, Dr. Chamberlin Nwele said defaulters would be punished according to the law establishing he service.
According to him, civil servants in the state had no reason not to resume work since the Ebonyi State Governor had shown rare commitment in the welfare of workers in the state even as he sternly warned against absenteeism.
Dr. Nwele, however charged workers to compliment the effort of the state government by being effective and punctual to their duty post.
He took time to monitor the turnout of workers in some government establishment. Some of the places visited include Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Secondary Education Board, SEB, Ministry of Works and Transport among others.
“Our focus is going to be discipline. Without discipline, we cannot progress. We must complement the effort of our governor, Engr. Chief David Umahi, who has done so much for the civil service. We must avoid ingratitude; we must avoid murmuring. We must take our job seriously because God will bless you from your point of duty”, he said.
The Head of Department of Account and Finance from the office of Head of Service, Mrs. Patricia Ogiri commended Governor Umahi for taking the welfare of civil servants as one of the priorities of his administration.
“My Christmas and New Year celebration was excellent because our dear Governor Umahi supported handsomely the celebration with the distribution of bags of rice and 13th month salary”, she recalled.
Some other workers on their duty posts who spoke to Unity Times including Mr. Alo Irem and Mrs. Esther Ebere promised the government of Ebonyi State to be diligent and committed to their duty.
“I came here as early as 7:30 am just to take off my duty. So, I am fully prepared. I have made up my mind to come to work on time and I have equally promised to be diligent in my duty”, they said.