BY CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI-About 19 Imo indigenes sacked from Abia Broadcasting Corporation, BCA, as a result of the indigenisation policy of Abia State Government have reported their plight to Imo State Government.
Confirming the development to Vanguard, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Obinna Duruji, also confirmed that those sacked from the health sector had equally returned home.
He said: “About 19 Imo indigenes sacked from BCA, Umuahia, have returned home. The same is also true of those from the health sector. They have formally reported to my office.”
He said government had not taken any retaliatory action against Abia indigenes working in the state, adding that it was still studying the incident critically.
“Government’s approach to the summary sack of Imo indigenes on the payroll of Abia State government is not to retaliate. Paying evil for evil will further destroy what remains of Igbo unity,” Dr. Duruji said.
The commissioner confirmed that the affected workers had already forged a common front, written Imo State government and attached their sack letters, stressing that even Abia daughters married to Imo indigenes were not spared the ordeal.