3 January 2013

Nigeria: Lagos Civil Servants Fail to Resume

Lagos — Lagos State government yesterday recorded a low turn-out of civil servants who ought to resume en masse after the New Year Day celebration.

Vanguard gathered that the civil servants who turned up at the state government secretariat only attended the annual thanksgiving and prayer session held at the early hours of the day at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Secretariat.

But a larger percentage of the workers disappeared immediately, others who stayed behind failed to engage themselves in serious business.

When Vanguard visited, some ministries in the state seat of power, including the Ministry of Health and Information, turnout of staff and visitors, was very low.

A senior staff of the Ministry of Information who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity, said: "Nobody can blame anybody for not resuming today. Let me tell you the truth, things will pick up again here from next Monday.

"Most of the staff travelled to their home-towns to mark the New Year with members of their families and perhaps they would return today or tomorrow. By tomorrow the number of people that will resume will be better than what you have right now ".

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