Report to work on Mondays or face sanctions, Soludo warns public servants

Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State has ordered all public servants and political office holders in the state to start reporting to their workplaces on Mondays or face sanctions. PREMIUM TIMES has learned that the directive is part of Mr. Soludo’s efforts to end the Monday stay-at-home order typically observed in Anambra and other southeastern states. The stay-at-home order was introduced by the pro-Biafra group, IPOBto pressure the federal government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who is being tried in Abuja for alleged treason and terrorism. Although the IPOB had suspended the order, residents continued to observe it mainly out of fear of possible attacks by armed men. Governor Soludo has repeatedly condemned the civil order that has disrupted local economies. Soludo, during his inaugural speech, said that the poor masses lose an estimated N19.6 billion in Anambra alone. The head of service in Anambra state, Theodora Igwebe, in a circular on Friday, revealed that Mr Soludo said the order to report to work on Monday is due to the need to reposition the service in the state for better performance. and productivity. “Consequently, the absence of the service on Mondays or any other official business day without approval will be considered a serious offense that will attract the corresponding sanctions,” the statement read. “This directive is effective immediately,” he added. The circular, addressed to key state government officials, also instructed political office holders, permanent secretaries and all heads of non-ministerial departments to monitor and monitor workers’ compliance. The governor previously said his administration reached an agreement with market and transportation union leaders to end the Monday house sit-in in the state. ALSO READ: Police begin enforcing Soludo’s ban on ‘illegal’ revenue collection in Anambra Soludo spoke shortly after meeting with market and transport union leaders on Friday. “Our people are losing productive hours and competitiveness to the activities of criminal elements who have taken advantage of this counterproductive strategy to destroy the economy of our beloved state,” he said of the stay-at-home order. IPOB, a group leading the agitation for an independent state of Biafra, which they want to separate from southeastern Nigeria and parts of the south-south, has been accused of being responsible for the deadly attacks in the two regions. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Report to work on Mondays or face sanctions, Soludo warns public servants