Niger threatens to sack late coming civil servants

The Niger State Government on Sunday warned late coming civil servants in the state to adhere to the rules guiding the civil service by reporting early to work or face sack.
The government said in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Jonathan Vatsa, that the era of coming to work late was over and will not be tolerated by the present administration.
Vatsa charged civil servants in the state to change their attitude of coming to work late and going home early, adding that the government viewed it as sabotage to the development of the state.
According to him: “The idea of coming to work any time you feel like is gone. Workers in the state must wake up for their responsibility or face the wrath of the law.”
Vatsa further warned those who have two jobs in different Ministries to desist from the act and those in the habit of staying at home when they should be in the office will be declared as ghost workers.
It should be recalled that Niger State has about 60,000 workers, including the local government areas, but not all report to work.
Some stay at home and at the end of the month are paid salaries.
The statement by Vatsa said further: “Government will soon flush them out of the system. The era of wastages and leakages is over. It can never be business as usual. The era of taking government for granted is now history people should brace up with challenges of time.”
Vatsa also appealed to the Head of Service to put up attendance registers where workers will be signing in and out to checkmate their excesses and help deal with redundant workers.
He said: “The change All Progressive Congress government is talking about is not about party but a change of character and attitude in doing the right thing so that Niger state can regain its lost glory.”
The Commissioner begged Nigerlites to be patient with the present administration for things to normalise, adding that the All Progressives Congress will take the state to greater heights.