18 Jun 2015

Gov. Nyesom Wike sacks 334 workers in Rivers Polytechnic

The Rivers state government has sacked 344 employees of the Rivers Polytechnic in Bori.

The sacked staff comprise of both lecturers and non-academic staff.

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state had in April this year raised alarm that the management of the state Polytechnic was illegally employing people without going through due process.

The PDP had said up to 500 people were employed in that way.
According to the PDP chairman, Felix Obuah, “The chairman, Rivers State Civil Service Commission, Mr. Ngo Martins-Yellow and the 23 Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen are also secretly employing thousands of persons to swell the number of civil servants in government employ and councils, so that the incoming PDP government will battle with the alarming wage bill.

“PDP appreciates the employment of Rivers people, but such employment must follow due process, must not be partisan and without hidden agenda.”
There are also fears that the governor will soon start the process of sacking over 13, 200 teachers engaged by former Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi more than a year ago to teach in primary and secondary schools.

Credit: The Scoop

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