NON indigenes on the payroll of the Abia State Government are to be sent back to
their different states, no thanks to the implementation of the new minimum wage
Governor Theodore Orji who dropped the hint yesterday also said
that arrangements have been concluded by his administration to absorb any Abia
indigene affected by a similar policy in other states.
According to him, the
step became necessary to enable the state implement the new minimum wage, which
has set many state governments against workers under the Nigerian Labour
Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) umbrella.
reporters in Umuahia, the state capital, as part of the ceremony to mark the
20-year anniversary of the creation of the state and the first 100 days in
office of Governor Orji, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy,
Don Ubani, said that the exercise became necessary for obvious reasons.
Ubani said: “The state government has decided to return all non indigenes
working in the state civil service back to their states of origin, so that our
people who have been displaced in some other states will have a place to work
and earn their living.”