By Chuks Ekpeneru
The Abia State Government has handed out a warning to civil servants in the state to desist from indecent or shabby dressing.
The government stated that the unwholesome practice would no longer be condoned in the service.
The warning was handed down by the State Head of Service, Onyii Wamah, during the 2019 promotions, confirmation and conversion examinations on Saturday.
He also advised that those wearing dreadlocks, hair colour riots (coloured hairdo) “to remove them or face disciplinary action”. He gave a deadline of Monday for the civil servants to remove them or face disciplinary action.
Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Ministerial and non-ministerial departments were asked to monitor compliance with the government’s directive “so as to stop further degradation and ridiculing of the public service”.
The HoS said they should desist from the practice “that portray them as highly insensitive, undisciplined and irresponsible officers”.
He further reminded them that “as intermediary and purveyors of government policies and programmes, you owe it as a sacred duty not to defame, ridicule and bring the government low in the estimation of the public”.