As the indefinite strike embarked upon by civil servants in Anambra State over non-payment of the minimum wage entered day five yesterday, Governor Peter Obi said the government has resolved to sack the about 3,000 workers employed between 2003 and now in the state.
The workers include 1,200 teachers, 1,000 ICT staff employed by ASUBEB, among others. He also placed an embargo on the planned employment of 1,000 civil servants in the state. Governor Peter Obi, who announced this during a stakeholders meeting on the strike, also ordered for the immediate review of employment of all non-indigenes in the state’s civil service. Governor Obi further threatened to sack any worker, who fails to return to work immediately.
Debunking the allegation that the state receives over N7 billion monthly, the governor said the July allocation was up to that because of the 6 months arrears of excess crude oil, saying other than that, the state receives an average of N3 billion monthly.