No Time For Nonsense!!! Cross River
State Governor Suspends Commissioner
And MD For Not Resuming By 9am
Ayade handed this penalty on the duo when he carried out
his usual unscheduled tour of Ministries, Departments and
Agencies, MDAs, in the state to ensure that civil and public
servants comply strictly with basic work ethics.
Addressing journalists on Monday at the premises of the
ministry in Calabar, the state capital, he stated that it was an
act of indiscipline for appointees not to be at their duty post
before 9 O’clock in the morning.
The governor said, “This is about 9 o’clock in the morning
and the Commissioner for Water Resources is not at his duty
post. The Managing Director of Cross River State Water
Board is not in the office.
“I cannot understand why he is not in the office. I
therefore, with immediate effect, announce his suspension.
“We will appoint somebody to take over this office with
immediate effect. Any single Commissioner I find in this
circumstance will leave.”
Ayade went on to check truancy by supervising a roll call
of staff who signed the time book as of the time of his visit.
Afterwards, he directed that all defaulting staff be
disciplined in line with the civil service rules.