Niger State Government on Sunday told its workers that it would no longer tolerate lateness.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, urged civil servants in the state to change their attitude towards coming late to work and going home early.
According to him, government viewed the development as an act of sabotage against the development of the state.
He further warned those who had two jobs in the state’s ministries to desist from the act, adding that those who were in the habit of staying at home when they should be in the office would be declared as ghost workers.
“Government will soon flush them out of the system. The era of wastages and leakages is over. It can never be business as usual.
“The era of taking government for granted is now history. People should brace for the challenges of time,” the statement added.
Vatsa also appealed to the state’s Head of Service to provide attendance register where workers would sign in and out to stop their excesses and help deal with redundant workers.
“The change that the All Progressives Congress government is talking about is not about party but a change of character and attitude in doing the right thing so that Niger State can regain its lost glory”, he added.