Rochas Scraps Workers’ Annual Leave




Governor Rochas okorocha of imo state has scrapped annual leave for its workers.

This is coming following the introduction of the state government’s controversial three-day working week policy.

This was contained in a statement by Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Public Utilities, Chief Vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe.

Ajumbe also affirmed that the current directive was part of the decisions of the last State Executive Council, SEC, meeting.

 “Having given approval for the immediate implementation of the new work policy, the beneficiaries will no longer be entitled to annual leave, casual leave, sick leave and unnecessary absence from work, for all manner of reasons,” Ajumbe said.
The Commissioner however said that nurses, doctors, teachers, journalists, broadcasters and other essential services workers would maintain the old work schedule.
“I must make it very clear that the new policy will not in any way; affect the take home pay of workers. Government is giving it’s word on this,“ Ajumbe added.

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