Rochas Okorocha Governor to cut salaries, suggests 3 working days for workers

The Governor also said the move will enable the Imo government slash workers’ salaries because they will have extra time to do things that will generate income for them.

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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

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The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has proposed the commencement of three working days per week for staff in the state.

The Governor also said the move will enable the Imo government slash workers’ salaries because they will have extra time to do things that will generate income for them.

Okorocha said “I encourage Imo workers to find additional things to do to support their families because of the economic situation we are facing in Nigeria.

“We are considering to reduce the working days from five to three in Imo, so that workers will use the rest of the days to work and support their families.”

The Governor also said workers in the earn the highest among the South-Eastern states, adding that “Directors in these other South-Eastern states receive something a little above N90, 000 while in Imo they receive more than N100, 000.

“We intend to clear salary arrears up to July by next week. After that, we will consider downward review of salary to workers to be at par with other states of South-East.”

He also said he does not need more than 200 workers in the state’s civil service.

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