Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, yesterday directed the indefinite suspension of two community health extension workers attached to Abakaliki Primary Healthcare Centre in Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state.
The two health workers, Agwu Ngozi and Aneke Dorathy, were suspended for absenteeism. In a release issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Emma Anya, the governor said the suspension followed their absence from duty at the weekend when the governor paid an unscheduled visit to the health facility located along Convent Road, Abakaliki.
He said the visit was in continuation of his on-the-spot-assessment of public facilities in the state to ascertain the commitment of workers to the development and growth of the health sector.
‘’The affected health workers stayed away from their work contrary to this administration’s zero-tolerance for absenteeism and lack of devotion to duty,” the release said.