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Three civil servants have been sacked while nine officers have been compulsorily retired and three demoted for acts of gross misconduct in Cross River State civil service this year.
Mr. Brian Ekpong, the Chairman of the Cross River State Civil Service Commission who stated this in Calabar while speaking to newsmen added that the disciplinary action was meted out to the erring civil servants for allegedly involving themselves in acts inimical to the growth and the well being of the service.
He said that the commission decided to terminate appointments of the sacked workers because their continuous existence in the service became a threat to the growth of the State Civil Service. According to him, the move by the Commission to throw away erring civil servant out of the public service in other to restore “the lost glory and sanity of the civil service”
He said fifteen persons who lost their lives while still in the service of the state were promoted posthumously while forty seven persons were appointed into the state civil service with 144 proceeding on retirement after putting thirty five years in the service.
Mr Ekpong said that the Commission on its own cannot do employment but works with other relevant government agencies after due approval from the Government. According to him, the Commission has recently absorbed 120 Staff of Directorate of Public Transportation (DOPT) who had been on ad-hoc employment to permanent establishment as Civil Servants adding that also absorb through delegated powers, are 18 casual workers of the Ministry of Youths and Sport Development.
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