Imo workers defy Okorocha’s directive


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State
Workers in 19 parastatal agencies and departments in Imo reported for duties, defying the directive by the state government that they should to handover and stop work.
NAN recalls that Governor Rochas Okorocha had, in a statement on Sunday, announced the sack of staffers of the organisations.
When NAN correspondent visited offices of some of the organisations in Owerri on Tuesday, some of the workers were seen at their duty posts attending to visitors, while some were discussing the development in groups.
The offices visited were Imo Water Corporation near Standard, Sports Council, Owerri, and Imo State Environmental Transformation Commission.
Others were Imo Marketing Company located at Old Secretariat, Orlu Road Owerri, and Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), near NOA Office on Okigwe Road.
Some of the workers told NAN that they had yet to be served with any disengagement letters.
“I was issued employment letter by the state government when I was engaged by the state as a staff of ADP and it will be administratively wrong for me to stop work because of what somebody said he heard on radio.
“If the person who made the announcement is informed of the workings of the civil service, he should issue a sack letter to me and until that is done I will continue to report for duties,” Mr Uzochukwu Chukwuka, said.
Mrs Amaka Adigwe, a staff of Imo marketing company, described the action was fraudulent.
“When I heard the radio announcement that we have been sacked, I knew that some people were hatching fraud because you cannot sack a worker mid-month without paying his or her salary.
“So, for the state government to claim that our salaries have been stopped since Jan. 4 when we have worked from the beginning of the month till Jan.17 without committing any punishable offence shows those behind the plot …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper