Imo workers have been enjoined to co-operate with the state goverment on the Community Governing Council (CGC) for rapid rural development, poverty and crime eradication.
Addressing traditional rulers, presidents-general, community liaison officers, leaders and civil servants at Ahiazu Mbaise LG Council, Afor Oru, the State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha said the 10 civil servants, 5 from the state and 5 from the LG to be posted to each autonomous community as the pioneer system management team on secondment would recieve salaries as usual and other emoluments.
He assured that the move would create job and wealth in addition to attract promotions and status elevations as those who never dream of directors and permanent secretaries would now be opportuned to rise.
Fielding questions from some civil servants in the area who spoke on anonymity for fear of the unknown, he reassured them of job security, describing insinuations in some quarters of looming sack by the state and victimization by the traditional rulers, president-general, women and youths leaders who are to serve as policy makers only in the CGC as false, misleading and inimical to the growth of the state.
The governor vowed to sack wokers who do not comply with the ongoing verification exercise or reject posting to communities urging them to disregard propagandists and pick as well as fill forms that would be endorsed by their respective traditional rulers at their LG of origin for data bank and immediate commencement of the CGC.
Speaking earlier, the LGA TC Chairman, Dr. Kachi Nwoga declared that CGC set up was the best machinery for grassroot development drive.
Dr. Nwoga represented by the LGA Supervisor for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Chief Johnny Ohaeri said the aim was to empower communities for adequate security and formidable business, enlisting modern agriculture, quality health care delivery, free education, infrastructure development besides opportunities for communities to choose their people oriented projects for execution as benefits derivable.
Responding, the LGA Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Godwin Obasi affirmed that the people of the area have welcomed the progressive change and urged civil servants to do same since they have noting to lose.