Imo - Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has sacked over 3 000 workers in 19 parastatals, agencies and departments in the state, Vanguard reports.
A Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) source said the governor has stopped their salaries with effect from January 4, 2016.
The Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Jude Ejiogu, dislosed that the affected workers include the 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.
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Others are Imo Tourism Board, Imo Blue Lake of Treasure, Imo State Investment Promotion Agency, Imo Job Centre, Imo Water Development Agency, IWADA, Imo Library Board, Imo Agricultural Loans Board, Imo Livestock, Imo Poverty Alleviation Agency, Imo Palm Plantation, Agricultural Development Programme, ADP and Small Holders Unit.
Government explained that the action followed what it called “a productivity audit recently conducted in the parastatals, agencies and departments.”
The state governor had threatened to sack all striking civil servants in the state for refusing to resume work.
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