Civil servants in the FCT resumed work on Tuesday after one day public holiday declared by the Federal Government for the New Year celebration.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited the Federal Secretariat in Abuja, reports that activities were still low.
NAN reports that few civil servants were seen going in and out of the secretariat with few cars at the park.
Some of the civil servants who spoke to NAN acknowledged the low resumption of work after the New Year celebration.
Mr James Odafe, a civil servant said in resumption of work after holidays was a common problem among civil servants.
Odafe expressed dismay over the attitude and called for a change, adding that government had played its part by ensuring that salaries were paid.
“As you can see, the secretariat is still very scanty and the reason is that most of the civil servants are yet to resume after the holidays.
“Most of the offices are still under lock while some others that are opened have few members of staff in them.
“Civil servants find it difficult to resume work after long holidays but I am sure normalcy will return as from next week”, he said.
Mrs Winifred Ejiofor, civil servant, expressed dismay over delay by civil servants to resume work after holidays.
She said that civil servants had no reasons to stay back at home after holidays and expect their salaries to be paid.
“Government has played its part by ensuring that salaries are paid and as patriotic citizens, there is no reason why we should not reciprocate.
“For me, I have always tried to justify the salary I am being paid by ensuring that I come to the office regularly and that is why I am here”, she said.