9 September 2011
Governor Theodore Orji of
has explained the reasons behind the transfer of non – indigenes in its civil service back to their states of origin. Abia State
The governor gave the explanation in a radio broadcast on the activities marking the 20th year of the creation of the state, saying the action was not vindictive but to, among other things, accommodate many Abia indigenes displaced in some crisis-ridden states.
Orji also said the move would help the state government to implement the N18,000 minimum wage for workers, adding that his administration is committed to the payment of the new minimum wage as stipulated in the 1999 Constitution, as amended.
He said: “We took the action because there are many Abians displaced from the Northern part of the country, as a result of the activities of Boko Haram and others like them, who are anxiously waiting on government for re-absorption and rehabilitation.