Zulum suspends fifty one absent teachers

Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum has directed the suspension of fifty-one teachers not found in their classes when he visited their school.

The governor who paid a surprise visit to the school in Ngamboru Ngala recently said he was not happy with the tendencies of absenteeism which was pervasive in the state civil service.

He assured the civil servants that he will not refrain from paying their salaries even as the biometric checks to eliminate ghosts ends at the end of June.

He assured the workers of the state that the issue of security which has been affecting their productivity will soon be handled by the government within the competence of its capacity.

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On unemployment, he said “I will create the institutional framework for basic service delivery to address

the high public expectations and strengthen the confidence of the people on the system.

He went further: “I will not condone the culture of absenteeism, indolence, indiscipline and nepotism in the public service. Prudent management of public funds, transparency and accountability will be our guiding principles.” He said.

“We will address the issues of security, poverty, unemployment, quality education, infrastructure, health services amongst other things that will positively impact our lives. All these will invariably depend on good governance in a democracy.

“I urge all for your patience, prayers and support as we steer the mantle of leadership and take us to our chosen destination.” Said Zulum.

The highlight of the occasion was cultural display and a grand dubar to crown the June 12 democracy day celebrations.