Governor Dakingari condemns absenteeism by Kebbi civil servants

Saidu Dakingari

The governor paid an impromptu visit to civil servants.

The Kebbi State Governor, Saidu Dakingari, on Tuesday expressed dismay at the level of absenteeism of civil servants at their work places.

Mr. Dakingari stated this when he paid an unscheduled visit to the state’s secretariat at Gwadangaji and met with some pensioners awaiting their entitlements.

The visit took him to the ministries of finance, education, and some agencies and departments in the capital city.

The governor also inspected the ongoing biometric capturing of 2,900 pensioners for effective payment of their entitlements. He expressed disappointment at the high level of absenteeism among workers especially the middle and low cadres who were not on seat but expected to be paid their monthly wages.

Mr. Dakingari said that government would put in place measures to reverse the trend but, however, did not disclose the nature of action.

Some workers said they were surprised by the visit and that they had not witnessed such visit by the governor in a long time and prayed their salaries would not be delayed.

A civil servant, who also did not want his name mentioned, said the visit was appropriate as workers would now avoid truancy and indolence.

(NAN)

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