The Cross River State Government has stated that it will introduce dress codes for civil servants and install CCTV cameras in offices to monitor workers complaince to work.
This the Government revealed is part of a new policy reform to reduce truancy, lateness to work and indecent dressing.
The State Acting Head of service,Geraldine Akpet- Ekanem made this known, today Monday 4th January, 2020 during a tour of government offices in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
The new Head of service who was on her first official assignment after her appointment, said she will deploy technology and innovation to check the excesses of civil servants who go against the service rules.
She said rewards and sanctions system will be reintroduced as part of the new reform policy to spur workers in giving in their best ,stressing that the state workforce should be more alive to their responsibilities in order to ensure quick service delivery to the people of Cross River State.
“I am disappointed in what i saw today, that is why we need to introduce some of this new policies and it is doable.
“In all the offices i have visited, only Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the Ministry of Justice impressed me ,others within the new secretariat did not, I met a handful of workers today.
“The Christmas and New year break was long enough for all sundry activities, so workers have no excuse not to resume on their duty post today being the first day in the office”she explained.
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.
The appointment was contained in a press release signed by the Secretary to the State Government Barr. Tina Banku Agbor in Calabar.