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By Ifeoma Aniagbado :

Awka, July 11, 2019 (MOI) Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Nnamdi Onukwuba says under his tenure, he will not condoned insubordination and indiscipline from staff of his Agric ministry.

Mr Onukwuba said this during a meeting with management and staff of the ministry at the Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) Hall of the ministry, Awka.

He also cautioned that he would not tolerate lateness and absenteeism in the ministry. ``Every staff must sign the attendance and movement register for assessment.

 ``Failure to do so, such offending staff will be made to face disciplinary measures dictated from the office of the Head of Service (HOS),’’ Onukwuba said.

The commissioner noted that the ministry would set out monitoring team that would move round to fish out offenders.

He urged civil servants to regard their duties as primary assignment; every other thing is secondary.

He, however, directed all Heads of Departments (HOD) to draw duty roaster to `awaken every staff from slumber’.

Onukwuba pointed out that more programmes would be coming to the ministry, saying that only the serious ones would be recommended for such programmes.

He admonished the staff to cooperate, support and feel free to approach their HOD’s when necessary.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Mrs Stephanie Kerri-Uzo commended the staff for their attendance.

She urged them to adhere to fatherly advice the commissioner had offered to them.

``Whoever misses to sign the attendance and movement register up to three times shall be ready to face HOS disciplinary action,’’ Mrs Uzo cautioned.

The permanent sec added that every staff should fill in the annual leave roaster that was already making rounds in departments.

Director, Technical Services Mr Emeka Okoli expressed displeasure at the attitude of some HODs that like to personalize mails for workshop or training.

Some staff like, the Chief Driver, Mr Godwin Okereke, Mr Emmanuel Okoye (Driver) and Mrs Obiageli Okeke of Small Anambra Micro Credit Scheme (SACSA) asked if there would be room for overtime allowances, school runs and drivers’ welfare.

The commissioner provided appropriate responses to them in line with the service rules. (MOI)