Civil servants in Imo state have been told to expect their bags of rice and more vehicles to take them to work and take them back home as part of the measure to cushion the effects of the removal of petrol subsidy by the federal government.
The governor of the state, Senator Hope Uzodimma, stated this weekend during his facility tour of the renovated state secretariat along Portharcourt Road, Owerri.
He said about 50,000 bags of rice were in the warehouse and that in the next few days, they would begin to take delivery of them He added that more coaster buses would be added to their fleet of buses to take them to and from work, an exercise he introduced without their requesting for it.
Uzodimma said his target was to remove the rot he found in the secretariat environment and frustration on the faces of workers and improve their welfare.
He reminded them that he had earlier approved promotion of workers across board which was not done for years and ensured the regular payment of their salaries, approved gratuities and would sustain the 13th month salary given to them every end of year.
The governor urged workers to disregard the propaganda of some politicians who were hell bent on causing problems in the state and focus on how to support him in the next election for the goodies to be sustained.
He disclosed that a fertilizer and gas plant that would employ more than 100,000 Imolites would soon be functional in the state.