We Will Recall All Non-Indigenes Disengaged from Abia State Civil Service, Says Gov Orji

Source: pointblanknews.com

Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has assured that all

non-indigenes disengaged from the Abia civil service will be recalled.

He gave the assurance in Umuahia when he met with the Association of All

States Resident in Umuahia who paid him a courtesy visit led by Chief

Joseph Akwobi.
The Governor said the process has started with the reinstatement of more

than 2000 of the disengaged non-indigene workers and told those not yet

recalled in the teaching and other categories that they have not been

According to him, the re-absorption of the disengaged workers is being

done in phases to ensure that those taken back are paid their salaries,

saying that he is conscious of the effect of the policy on the affected

The Governor said he expected reciprocation from other South-east

governors who disengaged Abia indigenes from their workforce.

He assured the non-indigenes resident in the state of the safety of their

lives and property and recalled that Abians have lived cordially with them

over the years.
According to him, his administration has greatly empowered non-indigenes

resident in the state both in appointments and giving contracts to them

and never discriminated against them.
He however thanked them for their contributions towards the growth of the

state's economy as well as their support to his administration.

Earlier, the president, Association of All States Resident in Umuahia,

Chief Innocent Egbughara, explained that they changed the name of the

association from Association of Umuahia Urban Dwellers Development Union

to include non-indigenes outside the urban areas and thanked the Governor

for reengaging some sacked indigenes back into service and appealed to him

to recall the rest.
He commended the Governor for the management of security in the state and

for extending appointments and his empowerment programme to them as well

as the maiden Abia Revenue Summit organized by the government to checkmate

double taxation by revenue agents.
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