Borno state governor, Babagan Umara Zulum has suspended two medical doctors in the service of the state government for being absent on duty at the General Hospital in Biu local government area. The governor also suspended another doctor who tried to cover up for the absentee doctors.
The Governor had paid unscheduled visit to the General Hospital to obtain first-hand knowledge of their operations as part of his tour of all local government areas in the state.
“I have earlier stated that my administration will not condone the culture of absenteeism, indolence, indiscipline and nepotism in the public service.
“We are working for the people, not the people working for us. We must value their time and respect their resources therefore lack of punctuality will not be accepted.”
He said that prudent management of public funds, transparency and accountability will be the guiding principles of his administration.