Abia to reinstate sacked non-indigenes

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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

The Government reinstate the non-indigenes sacked from the state civil service in 2011 from the implementation of its indigenisation .
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Eze Chikamnayo, made the disclosure  when he briefed newsmen the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting in Umuahia Thursday.
Chikamnayo said the measure was meant to heal the wound caused by the implementation of the indigenisation .
He said the became necessary due to the challenge faced by the state as a result of huge wage bills from payment of the minimum wage.
The commissioner said that non-indigenes who applied would be given automatic consideration in the civil service or as teachers.
Chikamnayo said the revenue profile of the state had witnessed significant improvement because of measures taken to plug leakages and the introduction of automated payment system.
the enhanced internally generated revenue base, Governor Theodore Orji, saw the to create job opportunities in order to ensure greater happiness for the people of Abia,” he said.
The commissioner said the creation of job opportunities would help to engage unemployed youths and indigenes of the state displaced from the due to security challenges.
He said the Head of Service and Commissioner for Education had been directed to work out the modalities for new recruitment.
Chikamnayo said the council resolved to construct an airport in the state, and up a headed by the Deputy Governor, Chief Emeka Ananaba, to work out the modalities.
He said that the had three weeks to submit its report.