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Imo NLC commends Okorocha over recall of sacked LG workers

Imo NLC commends Okorocha over recall of sacked LG workers

Following the recall of about 2,000 sus­pended Local Gov­ernment workers in Imo State, the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Con­gress (NLC) has com­mended the decision, saying it was engineered by bad belle.
NLC Chairman for Imo State, Comrade Aus­tin Chilakpu said con­trary to the belief that the affected workers shunned work, they were health workers whose point of duties were Primary Health Centres and were not expected to sign at­tendance register at the council headquarters.
Speaking to newsmen in Owerri at the week­end, Chilakpu said the suspended council work­ers, drawn from the 27 Local Government Areas of Imo State, were tagged “ghost workers” and sus­pended for allegedly not attending to their du­ties by the Imo State Lo­cal Government Service Commission.
He disclosed that a probe team set up by Imo NLC discovered that the alleged suspended work­ers were health workers who did not enjoy sup­port from their superiors, saying their salaries were stopped since January 2017.
Chilakpu said, “after the Governor saw that Ahiajoku Centre Ow­erri was filled to the brim with these living souls branded ghost workers on June 16 and moved by the right spirit of God that he (Governor Okorocha) decided to rescind the suspension order”.

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