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Gov Otti discloses plan to redeploy Abia civil servants to classrooms

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Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has announced a plan to redeploy certain civil servants to state-owned schools following the ongoing verification exercise.

This revelation was made during the governor’s monthly media chat at the Government House in Umuahia on Friday night.

Governor Otti expressed astonishment at the sheer size of the state’s civil service and emphasized the need for a strategic reallocation of personnel.

Rather than resorting to job cuts, he outlined a vision to channel surplus workers with teaching capabilities into the education sector after they undergo a specialized training program.

“We do not think it is a wise thing looking for teachers when we have an over bloated civil service – the number is humongous,” Governor Otti stated.

“We want people to get jobs, and those that have the capacity to teach, we can send them to schools because we need teachers.”

The governor also voiced concerns about the significant number of civil servants attached to the Government House, expressing bewilderment over their roles despite previous efforts to streamline the workforce.

He acknowledged the redeployment of 235 personnel by the chief of staff but indicated that further actions might be necessary.

Governor Otti addressed rumors surrounding the Abia Anthem, denying allegations that his administration had prohibited its recitation.

He clarified the misconception, asserting his commitment to people-oriented initiatives.

Highlighting his administration’s achievements within the first six months, Governor Otti disclosed the inauguration of several road projects with eight others at various stages of construction.

He assured the public that the government was actively engaging with stakeholders to address civil servants’ welfare, including the impending announcement of a new minimum wage.

As Abia State witnesses a paradigm shift in its approach to human resource allocation, Governor Otti’s innovative plan aims to optimize the existing workforce while addressing the critical need for qualified educators in state-owned schools.

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