- After enjoying the two-day public holiday declared for Christmas and Boxing Day, workers in Osun have refused to resume
- The Osun state secretariat on Friday, December 27, witnessed low turn-out of workers
- One of the civil servants who resumed as expected said that most workers usually travelled to their home towns for the celebration and would usually extend the holiday
The federal government had declared Wednesday, December 25 and Thursday, 26 as public holidays to celebrate Christmas and Boxing Day.
However, many workers in Osun state refused to resume work on Friday, December 27, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The news agency notes that there was a low turn out of workers on Friday at the state secretariat in Osogbo, the Osun capital, after the Christmas celebration.
Legit.ng gathered that only a few workers reported at work after the two-day public holiday as expected with many of the offices not opened.
One of the few workers who resumed on Friday told NAN that most workers usually travel to their home towns for the celebration and would usually extend the holiday.
The civil servant who asked not to be named said he too would have stayed back at home if not that he was on essential duty.
He also explained that many also did not resume work since it is already just a day to the weekend.
Some federal establishments in the state also reportedly witnessed a low turnout as only a few workers were at their duty posts.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Osun state government approved the sacking of civil servants involved in acts that breach the service’s rules and regulations.
A statement signed by the state Head of Service, Festus O. Oyebade on Friday, September 13 disclosed that the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, had approved that civil servants who violated the rules of the service should be disengaged from the service.
The government had between 2013 and 2015 engaged a private organisation to conduct a staff audit during which different levels of infractions were discovered.
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