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Reactions as Okorocha sacks 3,000 civil servants

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TVC NEWS, OWERRI –  Reactions have started trailing after the sack of and the organized labour in Imo State have directed all workers affected by the recent sack order to report to their places of work and close at the approved time.

Chief Rochas Okorocha, Imo State governor sacked over 3,000 workers in 19 parastatals, agencies and departments, and he stopped their salaries since January 4, 2016.

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Imo Water Corporation, Imo Cattle Market, Imo Sports Council, Imo State Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO), Imo Marketing Company, Imo Consumer Protection Council, Hospital Management Board, and its headquarters staff are those included in the sack-web.

The reason behind the sack followed the months of probe that showed that the workers were not contributing any meaningful thing to the growth of the state.

The directive, which was signed by all the labour leaders in the state which includes the state Chairman and Secretary of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Mr. Austin Chilakpu and Kenneth Onwuemeodo respectively, followed a government order to sack over 3,000 workers on its payroll.

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Labour recalled that when the factional National President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, visited Governor Rochas Okorocha in Government House, Owerri, last Wednesday, he not only promised that no worker in the state would be sacked or suspended, but also denied that salaries of Imo workers had been slashed.

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