Ayade sanctions top civil servants for misconduct
CROSS River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has ordered disciplinary action against absentee permanent secretaries and directors, describing the act as “an intolerable behaviour.”
The governor, who yesterday paid an unscheduled visit to ministries in Calabar, was miffed by the non-availability of most senior officers as at 12.40pm when he arrived the Ministry of Agriculture headquarters in the state capital.
Accompanied by his deputy, Prof Ivara Esu, Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Tina Agbor and Acting Head of Service, Mr. Ekpenyong Henshaw; Ayade said the move was
To ascertain the compliance level of civil servants to their official responsibilities.
He said the state was at a critical stage where all hands must be on deck to actualise the economic agenda of his administration, adding that if government could honour its obligation to workers as and when due, they were duty bound to reciprocate its gesture by coming to work early, reminding that they were always the first to cry foul when their salaries were not paid in time.