– A commissioner who dozed off during a 2017 Budget presentation in Yobe state, has been sent home by the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam
– The governor warned that any public officer caught sleeping would be sacked
– Though the governor did not mention the name of the commissioner, he just pointed to the row of the commissioners to issue the directive
Yobe state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam on Thursday, December 1, ordered a commissioner sleeping at the presentation of the 2017 budget to the State House of Assembly to go home for more sleep.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the governor had barely commenced reading the budget speech when the cabinet member started snoring.
Gaidam warned that henceforth any public officer caught sleeping would be sacked.
He said: “As from today, any commissioner or special adviser caught sleeping stands sacked and will immediately be replaced.
“We will borrow a leaf from the North Korea experience to make government affairs a serious business.”
Gaidam while reviewing the budget performance of the outgoing year paused and directed the sleeping commissioner to go home.
“I am referring to the commissioner who is sleeping, you can go back home to sleep since you cannot endure the session,” he said.
Although the governor did not mention the name of the sleeping commissioner, he pointed to the row of the commissioners to issue the directive.
However the speaker of the assembly Adamu Dala-Dogo, advised public officers to take beverages that would keep them awake during public functions.