Cross River state governor , Prof Ben Ayade locked out civil servants working in the government house, Calabar for their lack of punctuality to their place of work.
This happened on Wednesday after the Governor came to work 8am ordering the Chief Security not to open the gate after 8am. The governor was surprised to see that many of the civil servants were not on seat when he came in.“He immediately ordered for the resumption of time book and asked the Chief Security Officer to lock the gate against anyone coming there after ” an anonymous source said.
Different cadre of workers, including top ranking officer of the state Civil Service as well as political appointees including special Advisers we’re seen outside. Special Adviser to Governor on Media & Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita said that the governor had always detested any form of indiscipline and also shown reward to those committed to their duties. “The normal resumption time is 8am and if a governor can be in 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,” he said.