The Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha has announced an automatic promotion for the state workers
- Okorocha explained that the automatic promotion means that their levels will be increased
- The governor who said without them, the activities of government would be crippled added that they are the engine room behind all his successes
The Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha on Tuesday, May 1, declared that he would approve sleeping allowance for the state workers because of the fondness he has for them.
Punch reports that Okorocha announced an automatic promotion for them in his address at the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration, which held at Heroes Square in Owerri.
According to the governor, “I have therefore approved an automatic promotion for all workers of Imo state. This automatic promotion means that if you are in Grade Level Eight, you are now in Grade Level Nine. This is because since I became governor seven years ago, you have not been promoted.
“Without you, the activities of government would be crippled. You are the engine room behind all our successes. I thank you for your patience. You are so dear to me. I can even approve sleeping allowance for you.”
On his part, Paul Akalazu, state chairman, Trade Union Congress, on behalf of Organised Labour in the state, urged the state government to immediately commence payment of 100 percent salaries for all workers.
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Akalazu said: “We call on the governor to direct the immediate restoration of 100 percent salary payment to all categories of workers as an appreciation of the sacrifices made by the workers during the economic recession.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Imo state workers, on Tuesday, May 1, trooped out during the 2018 May Day celebrations with protests and complaints over their conditions at Heroes Square in Owerri.
The workers said their protest would continue until the government decides to pay them 100 per cent of their salaries.
The complaints of the workers cut across salary arrears, pension arrears and other poor conditions of service.
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