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Okowa Appoints 50 Aide, After Slashing Workers Salaries – Delta Civil Servants Vent



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Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa’s appointment of aides has been met with serious condemnation, after he slashed civil servants salaries in the state.

In July, Okowa had invited leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, and Joint Negotiating Council in the state to an emergency meeting.

In the meeting, he had asked them to choose between retrenchment of workers and a cut in monthly salaries.

Not up to two weeks after the salaries were slashed, Governor Okowa swore in immediate-past National Vice Chairman of PDP, South-South, Emmanuel Ogidi, and former House of Representatives member, Sunny Emeyese, as special advisers.

He went on to grant over 50 new appointments to aides, after complaining that the slash of salaries were as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reacting to the development, the All Progressives Congress, Young Nigerian Rights Organisation and others have all condemned the political appointments by Governor Okowa.

In a statement released by the state’s APC Publicity Secretary, Sylvester Imonina, Okowa’s government was described as anti-people.

It said, “The All Progressives Congress in Delta State condemns in totality the pharaonic leadership style of Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.”

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