Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State Governor, has frowned at the lateness to work of civil servants in the state, warning them to shun every act of lateness and truancy.
Some of the Ekiti workers pleading with Fayose over their lateness
Fayose, who paid an unscheduled visit to the state Secretariat, on Monday, by 8am, caught unawares over 30 civil servants who came late to work, and directed that disciplinary committee be set up to try them with appropriate sanctions.
This is even as he warned that whoever engages in late-coming and truancy may be shown the way out of service if such a one remains recalcitrant.
However, many of the civil servants on sighting the Governor scampered around to avoid being apprehended, even as some others who encountered the governor one-on-one knelt down pleading with the governor for forgiveness.
The Governor stated that the unscheduled visit will continue until appropriate discipline has been entrenched in the civil service, adding that his next port of call could be at the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, anytime soon.
He noted that if the government is working round the clock to ensure the workers salary are paid as at when due inspite of the economic downturn, the workers should reciprocate the gesture by being alive to their responsibilities.