Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo has threatened to impose sanction on any public servant in the state who fails to report to work on Mondays, like other weekdays.
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KanyiDaily recalls that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had issued a sit-at-home order in the South-East every Monday as part of its ways of protesting the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. by the federal government.
Despite the rescinding order, there has been fear of attacks on those who go to work, leading to continued stay at home every Monday in the South East.
Some states in the Eastern part of the country have been adopted Saturday as working days, including schools and banks as a replacement for Monday.
However, in a circular dated today 25th March 2022, Governor Soludo through the Head of Service, Barr. Theodora Igwegbe, ordered workers to always ensure they are at their duty posts on Mondays.
Soludo, who was recently sworn in as the sixth governor of the state on Thursday, March 17, warned that absence from work on Mondays will attract sanctions.
Part of the memo read: “Following the need to reposition the service for better performance and productivity, His Excellency, the governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has directed that henceforth, all public servants should report at their places of work every Monday like every other weekday.
“Consequently, absence from work on Monday, or any other workday without any approval will be viewed as serious misconduct, which will attract appropriate sanctions. This directive takes immediate effect.”
KanyiDaily recalls Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi had also lamented that the sit-at-home order was gradually crippling and destroying the economic development in the South-East region.