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Group To Protest Against Sack Of Workers In Im

A group – Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), says it will mobilise 100,000 people to protest against the sack of 3,000 workers by Imo State Government. The President of NUF, Augustine Chukwudum, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday that the group had written a letter to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the sack. Chukwudum said the sack of civil servants would overstretch the massive unemployment level in the South-East including Imo State. According to him, the insensitivity of government especially the type, which Gov. Rochas Okorocha is portraying, will create more idle hands and crime in the zone. “We have taken some actions by involving the NHRC on the matter. Chukwudum did not disclose the date of the planned protest. “We are mobilising the mother of all protests in Imo State. We are calling out over 100,000 people, which include workers and youths, to lock down the state. “The sack of these bona fide workers without disengagement benefits, hazard benefits and retirement benefits is inappropriate to say the least’’, he said. Chukwudum alleged that government was using media smoke-screen to launder its image as against doing the right thing for its people. “All these while, most of the adverts in the media concerning the achievements of the government is a smoke-screen since it cannot even cater for its workers. “It is disheartening for someone to resume the year with sack or disengagement’’, he said. (NAN)

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