Okorocha, Imo workers on collision course
•Gov warns against sabotage of 4th tier govt
From VAL OKARA, Owerri
Friday May 04, 2012

Gov Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, yesterday read the riot act to civil servants that may engage in any activity capable of derailing the smooth take off of the fourth-tier government, Community Government Council.

Okorocha, who stated this during a meeting with top government officials and appointees at Ikemba Ojukwu Convention Centre, Owerri, said his administration would not hesitate to disengage any worker that either refused deployment or incited others against embracing the policy.

State government, last Tuesday declared three days public holiday to state public civil servants and directed them to go to their respective local government and fill forms for deployment of Community Government Council

Daily Sun learnt that the leadership of organized labour in the state had directed all their members to ignore government’s directive in respect of the Community Government Council, describing the proposed policy as unconstitutional.

Okorocha warned: “Let me state it clearly that commercialization policy and fourth-tier government must be fully implemented before the second year of this administration. Again, any civil servant that refuses posting will be summarily dismissed from the service, including those that may hide under labour unionism to frustrate the smooth takeoff of this fourth-tier government in our rural communities.”

He also set-up a three-man committee for each of the 27 local government areas that would move to the communities to inaugurate the management team of Community Government and subsequently conduct election to constitute the governing council in a date that would be announced by the state government.

The state governor further explained that 10 civil servants, drawn from the local government area and state civil service would be posted on secondment to about 500 communities in the pilot phase of the programme.

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