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Bayelsa goes tough on erring workers


pdp-bayelsa-state-acting-chairman-david-serena-dokubo-spiffThe Bayelsa government says civil servants that stay off duty posts without clearance are to be dismissed from service henceforth. To this end, the state will tomorrow launch its ‘no work, no pay policy’ to comprehensively check the excesses of its workforce.

Briefing newsmen at the end of Governor Seriake Dickson’s meeting with members of the State Executive Council (SEC), heads of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) as well as permanent secretaries and top government functionaries, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), David Serena Dokubo-Spiff, said the current administration could no longer condone acts of indiscipline.

“The malady of absenteeism in the state civil service must stop. There is attendance registers to be monitored in all the MDAs and the people assigned to monitor the registers are going to be monitored likewise,” he added.

The SSG said the implementation of the new civil service reform was to check age-long fraudulent practices manifest in over-bloated wage bill and age falsification.


Dokubo-Spiff regretted that government could no longer cope with its N5 billion monthly wage bill owing to the numerous developmental challenges confronting the state.

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