3000 Workers Sacked By Gov. R. Okorocha, Reckless, Senseless_ Chief Emeka Ihedioha

 The ex deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has described the recent retrenchment of over 3000 workers by Gov. Rochas Okorocha, as “utterly reckless, insensitive and absolutely lacking in economic sense”.

The former deputy speaker, who was also the candidate for the gubernatorial seat in the last election under the platform of PDP, spoke through his media aide, Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu. He also condemned the scrapping of 19 government parastatals, agencies and departments by the governor.
 “There is no doubt that the Nigerian economy is facing a downturn as a result of dwindling oil revenue but the solution is not arbitrary disengagement of workers and scrapping of key parastatals, such as the Hospital Management Board, Imo Water Corporation, Imo State Investment Promotion Agency, Imo State Library Board, Agricultural Development Programme and others”, Ihedioha said.

It was the considered opinion of the former Deputy Speaker that “having anchored his election campaign mantra on job, industry,  factory and employment, Imo people looked forward to more jobs, employment opportunities and improved working conditions instead of disengaging the already demoralized workers”.

He condemned Governor Okorocha’s move for sacking thousands of workers as the  only means to addressing economic issues facing the state.

“Choosing to sack thousands of workers as the only viable option to tackling the state’s dwindled economic base is unfortunate, senseless, uncharitable and anachronistic”, Chief Ihedioha said.

But it could also be recalled that Gov. Rochas Okorocha spoke about his new slogan as jobs, jobs, jobs. Is he creating jobs by sacking 3000 workers in the same state he promised to create jobs?

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