On Thursday, April 12, Imo State government approved the sack and retirement of over 1, 215 civil servants.
According to Nigerian Guardian, most of the affected workers were largely from the local government service.
It was gathered that the state Head of Service, Mr. Calistus Ekenze, directed the Local Government Service Commission to carry out the order.
Ekenze, who told newsmen that there was nothing new about the exercise, said he acted on the approval by the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.
He explained that those retired had either served up to 35 years, attained the compulsory retirement age of 60 years, or those with dented record of service requiring sack.
The head of service explained that there are various reasons for every government action, adding that those involved were either genuinely retired, or had heinous record.