Zulum pays unscheduled visit to state secretariat, rewards 137 Staff

The Governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara  Zulum, on Friday paid an unscheduled visit to the Musa  Usman state Secretariat complex, Maiduguri.

He directed that all civil servants who were on seat when he paid the visit to be paid their leave grants, promotion benefits and other entitlements immediately as incentive for their discipline, dedication and commitment to duty.

The governorr who was visibly disappointed with the small number of staff who were less than 135 as at 9.45 am ; and only 3 as at 8.30 am out of 12,000 workforces when he visited.

Zulum further directed the Head of Service, Mohammed Hassan to immediately pay the outstanding 50% furniture allowance of the only two Permanent Secretaries he met on seat.

He said, Government had to take this decision to ensure discipline and dedication at work place adding that he did not cancel verification exercise of the state workforce as reported in some media but the exercise will be reviewed to ensure that it is properly done.

Prof. Zulum appealed to the civil servants to be serious and committed to their duties and should not expect government to be pay them their salaries without commensurate work

He said: “We will not allow a situation where governennt will just pay civil servants salaries and they will not come to work or come to work late and close early before closing time. We are ever ready to satisfy them but they too have to do their work. There should be discipline in the civil service then we pay.

 “I have already directed that all civil servants should be paid their salaries with or without verification so as to reduce their hardships but wondered what justification he has if civil servants do not come to work?”.

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