Governor Rochas Anayo Okorocha has not only commended but praised the Abia State Governor, Chief T.A. Orji for living up to his promise of recalling indigenes of the state (Imo) in the Abia state work force who were disengaged in September 2012 following the policy of the state government to transfer non-indigenes in its public service to their states of origin.
The issue had attracted reactions from the public with the Imo state Governor, Owelle Okorocha appealing to his brother governor in Abia to review that action with the intension of recalling the affected staff.
And it is worth commending that the Abia state governor had not only announced the reversion of the action, but had also taken concrete steps to ensure that the workers have been recalled. The Abia state government had in a letter dated 30/6/2014 and addressed to the Executive Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board, Owerri demanded the release of the personal files of the concerned workers for their immediate re-instatement to the Abia state Public Service.
The Executive Governor of Imo state considers this development as a good one that deserves high commendations, and had wasted no time commending the Abia governor. He said what the South-East states need at the moment is unity of purpose no matter their political affiliations.
The Imo governor said that the government and good people of Imo state see the recall of the sacked Imo workers in Abia as a patriotic action, in the interest of the oneness of the Igbo nation and the society at large. He regretted any misunderstanding the disengagement had generated when it took place.