The General Manager, Abia State Signage and Advertisement Agency (ABSAA), Hon. Tony Otuonye, has advised ABSAA Staff to work with diligence, commitment, and with extra caution as the Agency kick-starts this year’s enforcement exercise.
The ABSAA Boss who gave this admonition at a meeting held recently with his staff in his Umuahia office, noted that the Agency has created detailed public awareness in terms of aggressive publicity, advocacy visits, stake holders meetings and other necessary measures as permitted by Signage laws to enlighten Abia business public on the enforcement exercise.
Hon. Otuonye reminded his foot soldiers, that they are government officials and Ambassadors of the Agency and should conduct themselves in a manner that will not embarrass the government and the Agency, while the enforcement exercise lasts.
He stated that experienced and knowledgeable external hands will be drafted to join the enforcement team, while emphasizing on team work for the overall success of the enforcement exercise.
Hon. Otuonye directed that all members of ABSAA enforcement team should always appear on their ABSAA uniform and identity cards for proper identification throughout the enforcement exercise, in order to differentiate them from touts.
The General Manager reminded them that they are on official duty and should report early to their duty posts and properly sign the attendance and movement registers and warned that absenteeism, truancy and dereliction of duty would be punished in line with extant Civil Service Rules.
He restated his resolve to reposition the Agency and hinted that he is working tirelessly to energize other untapped and moribund government revenue windows that the Signage laws permits, maintaining that he has put all necessary measures in place to adequately brace up for the challenges that comes with such innovations.
The General Manager, warned staff who are on double employment within Abia Public Service, to relinquish one, or face the full sanctions that the Public Service Rules provide, stressing that it amounts to defrauding the government and preventing numerous and earnest job seekers from getting employment.
Hon. Otuonye directed all departmental heads to ensure regular meetings with their members for effective and efficient service delivery targeted at maximum output and overall success of the Agency, while restating his commitment to take the Agency to an enviable development height.