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