Vanguard (Lagos)

26 December 2012

Nigeria: Group Faults Okorocha On Two Weeks Holiday for Workers

Enugu — An Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Odinmaigbo, has condemned the two weeks holiday granted civil servants in Imo State, saying it amounted to carrying theatrics in governance to a ridiculous level.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State granted civil servants in the state two weeks holiday to celebrate Christmas.

However, the Secretary General of Odinmaigbo, Chief Maxi Okwu in a statement in Enugu yesterday, said: "The recent declaration of two week public holiday in Imo state by the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha is a great dis-service to the enterprising Imo state people in particular, and Ndigbo in general.

"This stunt in our view carries theatrics in governance to an absurd level. The havoc its spiral effect would have on the economic life of Imo people is better imagined than described."

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.