Gov. Ayade locks out workers over lateness (Photos)
Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has locked out hundreds of workers from the state government house over lateness.
According to reports, Governor Ayade, on arriving at the office, immediately ordered the opening of a register and asked the chief security officer to lock the gate against any late-coming worker thereafter.
Those locked out include all levels of workers, including top-ranking officers of the state civil service as well as political appointees.
Christian Ita, the governor’s spokesperson, said that Ayade had always expressed his displeasure for lateness, adding that he had rewarded those who were committed to their duties.
He said that if the governor could show up at the office as early as 8 am, the workers in the government house should not have an excuse for coming late.
“The normal resumption time is 8 am and if a governor can be in the office at that time, why can’t others be around?” he said.
“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.
According to NAN, the development left several workers, who were locked out, hanging around the entrance gate of the government house.