Council boss cautions workers over dereliction of duty


By Felix Igboanugo

Nzam (Anambra West), Oct. 18, 2018 (MOI) Local Government workers in Anambra West LGA have been cautioned against dereliction of duties, even as they are enjoined to always see attendance at work as civil Obligation and responsibility.

The Transition Committee Chairman of the LGA Mr Sylvester Oriji Okafor said this during an interactive session with workers at the Anambra East local council secretariat, Otuocha.

Presently, workers in Anambra West LGA now operate from Otuocha, Headquarters of Anambra East LGA because of ravaging floodwaters that had submerged almost all the communities in the area.

While decrying high rate of truancy among workers, he described such acts as disheartening and appealed to them to be productive.

“Workers attitude to work in this LG is not encouraging. There was this particular day I came and met only the Head of LG Government Administration. This is not encouraging,’’ he stressed.

Mr Okafor notes, as an indigene, “I know the peculiarity of the LG and I pledge that I will continue to do my best to promote welfare of workers’’.

He urged them to show commitment to work by reporting for duty on time to enable them to implement government policies and programmes.

Head of LG Administration, Mr Simeon Okeke enjoined workers to always see coming to work as a responsibility that should be fulfilled at all times.

He thanked the council boss for his effort so far toward workers’ welfare and those that show commitment to work by being punctual at their duty posts.

In a remark, NULGE Chairman Anambra West LGA, Mr Anthony Omoja thanked the council chairman for organising the meeting which he said was timely.

Mr Omoja appealed to the chairman to look into their complaints such as refurbishing the staff buses and issues arising from unpaid staff claims and urged them to demonstrate high sense of commitment to work.

He noted that it was regrettable that the local council lost most of its files, furniture and fittings as well as other office equipment to the ravaging floodwaters and called for prompt intervention. (MOI)

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