Umahi Orders Soldiers To Flog Civil Servants Who Came Late To Work by Kwanza: 9:53pm Gov. David Umahi visited the Ebonyi airport site in Onueke by 7:30 am today. He ordered that the gate be closed against workers arriving the site after him. He ordered his military men to flog each of them 7, 12 and 18 strokes of cane
Also in September, scores of workers were locked out of the Governor’s Office by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River for arriving late to work.
It happened at least twice in that week.
“Governor Ayade locked many workers out again today (Thursday). After yesterday’s incident, it is surprising that many people still came late today. Many of the latecomers are milling around the entrance.
“We suspect that a stiffer action will be taken by the governor against the latecomers if the trend continues. There may be salary deductions or some sort of sanction,” a source in the state civil service had said.
On the previous occasion on a Wednesday, hundreds of workers were also locked out for arriving late to work.
The governor was said to have arrived at his office at 8 am and expressed surprise to see that many civil servants were not in their offices.
Ayade immediately ordered that a register should be opened and asked the Chief Security Officer to lock the gate against any worker who came late.
SaharaReporters learnt the governor had been away for over two months, claiming to be in search of foreign investors.
Mr Christian Ita, Special Adviser on Media to Governor, said the governor had always frowned on indiscipline and shown reward to those committed to their responsibilities.
He said, “The normal resumption time is 8 am, and if a governor can be in the office at that time, why can’t others be around?
“The governor has always shown reward and sanction to workers; he doesn’t hesitate to sanction when you err and also reward you when you are committed to duty.”
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