Ogun State Government on Monday, at its Oke Mosan secretariat, locked out civil servants, who came late to work.
The two gates, leading to the complex, were locked at 8am, a development which caught many latecomers unaware.
Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, who frowned on workers reporting for duty late, warned that government would no longer condone their nonchalant attitude to work.
He noted that the civil service rules and regulation on punctuality were unambiguous, urging workers to adhere strictly to them to avoid sanctions.
He said, “This action is a routine exercise to ensure that civil servants know the essence of punctuality and imbibe it as a virtue and not aimed at frustrating or scaring anybody.
“If Governor Ibikunle Amosun could make it to the office before 7.30am, there can be no excuse for anyone who comes late to work.”