- By Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo, Umuahia
The Aba Diocese of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has waded into the contentious sacking of workers by the Abia State Government, and urged the state Governor, Alex Otti, to reverse the policy.
Thousands of workers, comprising those employed at the end of last administration and those considered to be drawing salary as “ghost workers” were “cleaned out” from the government payroll.
But the Church, rising from the Third Session of its 17th Synod, said sacking of civil servants “worsens the hardship in the society and fuels all vices associated with unemployment.”
The stance of the Church on the retrenchment exercise was contained in the communique signed by the Bishop of Aba Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rev. Christian Ugwuzo, and the Clerical Synod Secretary, Venerable Innocent Ogbonna.
The Church also reminded Otti of his campaign promises of improving the welfare of the people, adding that kicking workers out would negate his vision for a better Abia State.
-Culled from Thisday Newspapers