Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, on Friday suspended the Headmaster of Community Primary School, Amazu, Ishielu Local Government Area of the state, Mr. Augustine Eze and seven other teachers for absenteeism.
Umahi, who paid an unscheduled visit to the school directed the suspended teachers to report to the Chairman of the local government, Mr. Henry Eze.
He also directed the council chairman to refer them to the chairman of the state Universal Basic Education (UBEB) for more disciplinary actions.
The governor, who expressed dissatisfaction with the “shabby” appearance of 15 teachers he met in the school gave them N300,000 cash to change their wardrobe.
He also engaged them in academic exercise, drilling them in English Language and Mathematics.
Umahi condemned the nonchalant attitude of some civil servants in Ebonyi and warned that the state government would no longer tolerate the conduct of workers who were not committed to the duties.
“It is very unfortunate the way and manner some of our civil servants do their jobs without passion.
“We have called for change in our attitude to and perception of what we refer to as government property.
“It is absurd that pupils will be in the school and the school headmaster and teachers will be absent.
“We shall not take this anymore and the headmaster and the absentee teachers are hereby suspended.
“They are directed to report to the chairman of the local government area who will take them to the UBEB chairman. They must be transferred after serving their suspension,” Umahi said.