The Imo State government has highlighted that it has not sacked any of the workers of the parastatals as alleged by the organised labour in the state, clarifying that the workers are on technical suspension. He stressed that all the affected workers will have to apply afresh for them to be considered in the new arrangement.
This position was made known by the commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports, Hon. Chidi Ibe while briefing newsmen on the development. According to him, government embarked on the concessioning of the parastatals so as to make it more productive and generate more funds in order to keep the system afloat.
He said they have to devise a means of making profit so as to pay salaries and take care of other sundry issue.
He pointed out that the government has ordered all civil servants who were initially seconded to the parastatals to return back to their parent ministries while the core workers of the parastatals have been askedto re-apply as part of the concessioning agreement with the concessionees .
Ibe further explained that considering the present economic situation in the country and the continued dwindling resources of the state, that state can long cope with huge salary wage bill of the workers.
While Indicating that , Imo is the only state in the South East zone that is paying higher salaries than other states. (Leadership)