Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn-in the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Sir George Eche, who replaced Sir Jude Ejiogu. Ejiogu was dropped penultimate week by the governor. Eche was drafted from the state civil service.
Speaking at the event, Okorocha also used the ocassion to appeal to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Imo State University chapter to call off the strike action embarked upon by the lecturers of the University. He expressing shock that the lecturers would go on with strike which they embarked upon in the second week of March, over February salary.
He said: “It is shocking that ASUU in IMSU told lecturers to go on strike in the second week of March because of February salary, and when they had been paid full salary for the month of January. This is shocking. It is not acceptable to the state government. ASUU in IMSU should call off the strike without further delay because it is by all standards unacceptable and unjustifiable.”
“We shall continue to see to the workers welfare. If the workers in the state did not go on strike over two months’ salary owed to them, we would have gone out of