Gov can­di­date prom­ises to re­in­state sacked work­ers

The Punch - - POLITICS TODAY - Ed­ward Nnachi, Abaka­liki

THE All Pro­gres­sives Congress Gov­er­nor­ship Can­di­date in Ebonyi state, sonni Og­buoji, on Thurs­day promised to re­in­state the over 300 work­ers of the Ebonyi state Univer­sity sacked by the state gov­ern­ment if elected.

He also promised to pay the new min­i­mum wage, ar­rears of pen­sions and gra­tu­ities to all work­ers in the state.

Og­buoji stated this at a press con­fer­ence in Abaka­liki, the state cap­i­tal.

He said the state gov­ern­ment did not treat work­ers well and he was pre­pared to ad­dress the sit­u­a­tion.

He said, “How can you; in an econ­omy you have per­son­ally en­dan­gered as the gov­er­nor of the state; have the temer­ity few days to Christ­mas to sack over 300 work­ers in Ebonyi state Univer­sity?”

He said since as­sum­ing of­fice Gov­er­nor David Umahi had not em­ployed any­body, but sacked work­ers.

Og­buoji said, “The ones that are work­ing, you cut their salaries; and the ones that re­tired you re­fused to pay them their en­ti­tle­ments and ben­e­fits.

“That is man’s in­hu­man­ity to man. I want to as­sure you that we shall bring back those sacked work­ers.”

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