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- Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo has approved free medical care for state civil service workers
- Governor Uzodimma gave his approval during a public meeting he held with IMO civil service management staff in Owerri
- The governor said the gesture was part of efforts to ensure state officials remain healthy and well positioned to carry out their duties.
Owerri- As part of the government’s Shared Prosperity stimulus package, Imo Governor Senator Hope Uzodimma has approved free medical care through his administration’s health insurance scheme for more than 47,000 civil servants of State.
Governor Uzodimma revealed this during an interactive session with all State Commissioners, Head of Service, Head of Parastatals and Agencies and Directors of Civil Service at Government House, Owerri on Tuesday 4 october.
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The governor said the initiative is part of his government’s social welfare program to cushion the economic situation and restore the dignity of work to the state’s civil service, both for local and government officials. State.
On the issue of promotion, the governor said that promotions will only be granted to verified staff and not to ghost workers or absent workers.
The department head, Barr. Raymond Ucheoma, in his remarks, said that this initiative is a first of its kind in the state civil service.
He praised the governor and promised more efficiency from officials.
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Writing on his Twitter page, Governor Uzodimma said:
“We have partnered with public health institutions in the state and some private institutions for the provision of free health services to Imo workers.
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“I am pleased to report that the state government will handle the initial purchase of the police and this will take effect once the officials are fully captured into our social security system.”
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Meanwhile, Governor Uzodimma has called for grassroots awareness on the need for southeastern residents to participate in the 2023 population and housing census.
The Imo Governor has also assured the state’s National Population Commission of all the necessary support it needs to ensure the exercise goes smoothly.
According to the governor, the census exercise is an opportunity for the southeast to address its perceived marginalization.
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Recall that Governor Uzodimma recently instructed Ndi Igbo to strengthen his negotiating skills to do politics effectively at the national level.
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Uzodimma made the comment during the public lecture titled “The Igbo Quest for Nigerian Unity”, in honor of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in Owerri.
The conference was one of the events planned to celebrate the former statesman’s 80th birthday.