FG Civil servants yet to resume work after Christmas holiday

It was also observed that major roads and parks linking to the secretariat were scanty.

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It has been observed that Civil servants in Abuja and some other states in Nigeria are yet to resume work after the two days public holidays declared by the Federal Government to celebrate Christmas.

Newsmen who went around the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 reported scanty activities with very few workers seen moving in and out of the government complex.

It was also observed that major roads and parks linking to the secretariat were scanty.

However, some civil servants blamed the low turnout of workers on after the holidays on the delay in the payment of salaries by the Federal Government.

“Most of the civil servants that are yet to resume work may have spent all they have for the celebration and may not have money to come to the office.

My appeal is that government should always put the interest of its workers in mind, especially in times like this to encourage them to put in their best in return,” said Simon Olajide, a civil servant.

Another civil servant Hanatu Ibrahim, claimed that the low turnout of workers was due to the fact that some of them have gone on their annual leave.

As you can see, the secretariat is scanty and the reason is that most of the workers are on annual leave and may have travelled to their various communities for Christmas celebration.

It is normal and expected that activities here will be low considering the fact that people are always travelling during seasons like this,” she said.

Written by Victor Agboga

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