Cross River State Government says it will introduce a new dress code and Close Circuit Televisions Cameras, CCTV.

The Cross River State Government says it will introduce a new dress code and Close Circuit Televisions Cameras, CCTV, to monitor civil servants’ compliance to work and assigned duties in the state, as part of the effort to reduce truancy, lateness to work and indecent dressing.

The State’s Head of Service, Mrs Geraldine Akpet–Ekanem, disclosed this stating that the measure is part of new policy reforms to improve service delivery in the state.

Mrs Akpet-Ekanem,  who undertook a tour of Ministries, Departments and Agencies to assess the level of compliance by workers on the report to duty after the long Christmas and New Year holidays, said she was disappointed with what she saw.

She frowned at the dressing of some of the workers, as well as the low turnout in the offices visited, saying that henceforth stern measures will be put in place to make workers sit-up.

The Head of Service, who was performing her first official assignment after her appointment, said Technology will be introduced to checkmate the excesses of any civil servants who go against the service rules.

Mrs Akpet-Ekanem said rewards and sanctions system will be re-introduced as part of the new reform policy to spur workers to put in their best and make the state workforce more alive to its responsibilities, in order to ensure quick service delivery to the people of Cross River State.

Governor Ben Ayade had penultimate week approved the appointment of Mrs Geraldine Akpet-Ekanem as the new Head of the Cross River State Civil Service.



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