… tackles truancy, absenteeism, lateness
Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Transition Committee Chairman of Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State Dr. Nwadiogbu Nnamdi has insisted that the civil service rules of engagement must be obeyed to check cases of truancy, absenteeism, lateness to work as well as other administrative lapses among workers at the local government council.
Nwadiogbu said it became necessary to apply the civil service rules of engagement to address obvious complacent attitude to work as well as remind staff of the local government council of the need to abide by the rules to enhance productivity.
Speaking with a team of journalists at the council secretariat Nteje on Wednesday, the chairman noted that there was need to get the workers sensitized to put in efforts commensurate with their emoluments.
He stated that henceforth it has become a standing rule for the staff of the local government to report for duty at 8 am and dismiss at 4pm prompt daily in line with the civil service code of conduct and rules of engagement adding that issues of truancy and unnecessary absenteeism have reduced drastically in the local government council.
Furthermore, Nwadiogbu said the council administrative block was being renovated to beef up security in the area adding that the council was planning a joint security meeting with the police, the Hausa/Fulani community, traditional rulers, president-generals and some others aimed at having a decent dialogue with cattle herders and other visitors in Oyi local government area to avoid conflicts and destruction of lives and property in the area.