The Ebonyi State Government has sacked 48 members of the state’s Neigbourhood Security Watch over non -performance and absenteeism from duty.
27 members of the outfit were also suspended for similar offences including not measuring up to two weeks of attendance compliance required.
Kenneth Ugbala, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Internal Security made the announcement on Friday.
He said the affected persons consisted mainly of the newly recruited “Batch B’ members of the outfit who were expected to work in tandem with the huge remuneration received from the state government.
“They failed to meet the seven days out of one month compliance on attendance and for the fact that we don’t condone laziness in the state’s workforce, they had to be sacked.
“We gave them several warnings to change their attitude to work but they failed and we have commenced the process of replacing them,” he said.
Ugbala urged those suspended to live up to expectations “or they will join those already sacked” adding that “No job opportunity is too small to be abused as they prayed to get it and should therefore be serious with it”
He directed all the sacked personnel to immediately return all the outfits’ properties in their possession, while those on suspension should face the disciplinary committee of the outfit.