Civil servants in Abia State has erupted in joy and excitement as Governor Okezie Ikpeazu directs immediate promotion of all workers at different levels in the Local Government for increased productivity.
The governor gave the directive at an interactive session held at the Ochendo International Conference Centre, Umahia with the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, in the state.
The Abia chief servant who revealed that over 5000 workers were employed by his administration even against the advice of some people to lay off workers said he understands the implication of laying off workers hence his decision employ more workers. Governor Ikpeazu who insists that he is always concerned about the welfare of workers noted that heaven is where only a perfect system exists and expressed optimism that the successive PDP administration will continue from where he stopped.
He reminded the Abia workers that there is more to do together despite losing out at the Senate as he has no regret for losing at the polls because God has helped him through his administration and calling on them to cast their ballots for the PDP candidates at the elections.
Governor Ikpeazu who admitted that he hasn’t solved all problems bedeviling the state said he has done so much to be remembered even as he steps aside while assuring that the Govenrorship candidate of the party, Chief Okey Ahiwe will do better than him because of his track records.
Also speaking, the PDP Governorship candidate, Chief Okey Ahiwe promised not to sack any of them but to address any challenge as would be presented by them and assured of his commitment to Abia workers.
Ahiwe while congratulating them on their new grade level promised to do better and said his administration will be anchored on people-oriented policy.
The leader of the union in the state who spoke on behalf of others, Com. Ikechi Nwogwe who was elated at the promotion promised to go all out to cast their ballots for the PDP on Saturday 11th.