The Executive Chairman Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Stephen Odey has locked out staff of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) for coming late to work today, Friday 28th July 2017.
Expressing his disappointment Dr Odey said he was displeased with the attitude of staff towards work and that the action was to instil discipline among staff and ensure quick service delivery to all stakeholders “I was not impressed when I got here by 8 o’clock and most offices were locked, nobody should force us to do our work. People are looking for this job, you have it and you are taking it for granted,” he said.
He advised staff to be punctual and remain committed, while warning that those who go against the rules will face disciplinary action.
According to Dr Odey “I will pardon you today without query because this is the first time, next time would not be the same, we should all try to support government efforts by showing commitment to work and being at our duty post at all times” He warned.
Stressing the need to enthrone commitment and efficiency, he said all civil servants are to be at their duty post from 8.am to 4pm daily.
It was gathered that, upon the SUBEB Chairman’s arrival only 2 out of 20 staff in directorate cadre and 26 staff out of 75 on salary grade level 7 to 13 had reported for duty, while 10 out of 15 junior staff were present.