Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has
promised to pay the 13 months salary arrears
owed primary school teachers in the state.
Okorocha made the promise during the
2015 Workers Day celebrations in Owerri on
The governor also promised to clear all
pension arrears less than N10,000 monthly
while those higher than that would be
spread over 12 months period.
He reiterated his commitment toward the
welfare of workers and pledged that his
administration would ensure prompt
release of subventions of all government
agencies and parastatals.
Governor Rochas Okorocha said he would fight corruption in the state civil service by tackling inflated salaries and ghost workers.
He also promised that more jobs would be created in the state during his second tenure through creation of new industries.
Okorocha encouraged workers to engage in
small businesses such as poultry farming to
complement their salaries and contribute
toward the development of the state.
Earlier in his address, the state Chairman of
the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Mr
Austin Chilakpo called for annual
promotions of workers for improved
Chilakpo also urged the government to
appoint permanent secretaries based on
hierarchy in the civil service and not as
Okorocha also said that such arbitrary appointments contravened the civil service rules and should be stopped.
The NLC chairman also congratulated the
governor on his re-election and urged losers
to accept defeat in good faith.
We just hope he do what he promised!!!