FG sets up mechanism to track truant, absentee workers

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, has revealed that the Federal government has not set a mechanism to verify the locations of federal civil servants who say they are on study leave.

Esan made this known through a memo addressed to permanent secretaries. The memo said workers on study leave must show evidence of approval obtained from the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

The memo said: “As part of the efforts to sustain the gains of the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System, it has become imperative to emplace a mechanism for regular physical verification of officers in the service.

“To this end, you are directed to carry out physical verification exercise of all staff in your ministry to ascertain the location of each officer.

“Officers who may be on study leave must show evidence of the approval of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation to embark on such leave. This should be indicated in the remark column.

“The report of the exercise, to be signed by the permanent secretary, should be submitted to the Office of the Head of the Civil Service on or before 2nd April 2024.”

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