I am lost for words…..please help me. Governor Okorocha of Imo State, I am not afraid to declare has no clue how to govern. I have never been a state governor and I don’t intend to become one. One thing I am certain of is this. You can’t force anyone, let alone Civil servants to become farmers. Okorocha’s thoughts are insane. How on earth can you force me to become a farmer for crying out loud? Why? Why? Why? – Jide Salu
Nigeria’s economic situation has forced the Imo state government in south-east Nigeria to cut down the working day for state civil servants.
They will now work three days a week – Monday to Wednesday – and go to farm on Thursdays and Fridays, according to the state government.
The government says it will provide its workers with plots of land, seedlings and other help.
State Governor Rochas Okorocha says his aim is to encourage civil servants to embrace farming which has long been neglected.
Teachers, doctors and those in the emergency services are not affected.
But the civil servants fear that it’s a plan to reduce their salaries, which the government vehemently denies.
Many of Nigeria’s state governments have been having difficulty paying their staff in recent months.