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Tension heightens in Imo over workers' sack

20 January 2016, 21:34

Imo  - The supposed dismissal of over 3 000 civil servants by Imo State Government has continued to generate tension in the state, Vanguard reports.

Investigations revealed that most of the affected workers in the affected departments and agencies were still going to work despite the directive by the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.

The workers claimed that since due process was followed before they were employed, the state government should also strictly follow due process to disengage them from service.

They said it was inappropriate for the governor to sack workers through the airwaves of the state radio and television.

Also read: 3 000 civil workers fired in Imo

The Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Jude Ejiogu, had revealed three days 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.

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.

Read more at Vanguard

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