The Organized Union branch of Imo Transport Company (ITC) under the auspices of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Society Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) has urged the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha to as a matter of urgency wade into the activities of some dubious staff who are aiding the Interim Committee to disrupt the smooth running of the company.
In a release signed by the Chairman, Comrade Uche Onuka and Secretary, Comrade Uche Charles and made available to Journalists, the union called on the State Government to discipline about eleven staff of the company who aided the last management in the failed attempt to sell the company’s head office.
AUPCTRE noted that had it not been the intervention of the union, there would not have been anything like head office today.
The Union called on the Ihedioha led Seven Man Interim management committee to abide by the directive of the Secretary to the Government of Imo State (SSG), Hon. Uche Onyeaguocha to sack the staff that aided the towing of vehicles out of the company adding that the internal five man Interim Committee should vigorously do everything possible to fast track the return of the company to its former glory and that the committee should open an account with the company’s name.
It regretted that these issues have not been sorted out by the Ihedioha led committee, adding that the dissident staff are being used by Ihedioha Committee against the directive of the SSG as they boasted that the government belongs to them.
The Union noted that the committee had refused official redeployment among other unhealthy policies of the committee.
It advised the Ihedioha committee not to work against the dictates of the Governor who brought them in to revive the ITC, stressing that allowing themselves to be misguided and misled by those who do not mean well for the ITC will amount to disappointing the Governor who gave them the trust of stabilizing and restoring ITC to its pride of place as the best transport system in the country.
One of the staff of the ITC who pleaded anonymity said the State Government should use the staff of the company who are experienced in the affairs of the company to revive the place, adding that those who are supposed to be heading the company ought to be on ground.
The staff noted that the idea of using committee is not working, that there should be one General Manager who reports either to the Governor or the Commissioner, Ministry of Transport.
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