Okorocha threatens to sack striking Imo varsity workers
Pledges to continue with free education policy
Enraged by the continuous strike action embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and non-academic staff members of the Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Governor Rochas Okorocha, is contemplating sacking the entire staff and concessioning the institution.
Okorocha, who made the disclosure in Owerri while speaking with journalists, expressed disgust at the shutting down of the school for about two months by the workers, who are demanding a lot including the balance of N600m from the N1.2 billion earlier paid.
They are also demanding that the agreement reached between the unions and previous administration about eight years ago be respected.
Okorocha said in view of untoward happenings in the institution, he has no option than to sack the workers, engage new ones and concession the institution to any willing investor, even as he called on public-spirited individuals to appeal to the to call off the industrial action.
His words: “Please beg them. I have no choice than to concession Imo State University and bring in new lecturers and workers.