Daily Trust (Abuja)

1 February 2013

Nigeria: Wamakko Orders Redeployment of Director, Cashier Over Absenteeism

Sokoto — Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto State has directed the Local Government Service Commission to redeploy the director of agriculture, cashier and all deputy directors in Kware Local Government Council over absenteeism.

The governor gave the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to the council's secretariat. It was gathered that during the visit, he met only the council's staff officer and some directors, while the chairman and secretary were said to be away on official assignment.

According to Governor Wamakko, all those who were absent at the time of visit will be issued queries, just as other necessary disciplinary actions will be taken against them.

The governor also visited the Government Day Secondary School, Dundaye, at about 7.50am, where he met only seven teachers present out of the 23 staff of the school.

At the school, Wamakko asked the principal to forward a list of those absent to the Ministry of Education for further action.

And at the Dundaye model primary school, only one teacher was present when the governor visited, and he directed the transfer of all teachers of the school to another school.

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