RE: ANAMBRA INTERNATIONAL CARGO AIRPORT AND JUDICIARY ILLEGITIMATE EMPLOYMENT.
The Anambra State Association of Town Unions is still celebrating the worthy initiative of our able and Indefatigable Governor, Chief Dr. Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano for the legacy of the Anambra State International cargo and passenger Airport, Umueri to Ndi Anambra. However the latest news item in the media and the recent pronouncement by the Anambra State House of Assembly that there was clandestine recruitment of personnels for the said Airport and in Justice Ministry lives some sour taste in the mouth.
Thus, the Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) wishes to commend and support the Anambra State House of Assembly for its wise resolution to cancel and nullify the said employment exercises purportedly carried out for the Anambra International Cargo Airport nearing completion as well as the State Ministry of Justice. ASATU which is the umbrella body of all President Generals of Town Unions in Anambra State notes with very deep concern that the employment exercise for Anambra International Cargo Airport, the most outstanding legacy project of His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano (Akpokuodike Global) administration was done in a shoddy manner much below acceptable standard and devoid of due process.
On the other hand, ASATU wishes to observe that the International Cargo Airport is the pride of Anambra State and should be used as a unifying establishment in the State as well as a center of excellence in management. The enormous resources committed in building the Airport belongs to the entire Anambra State which comprises of all the town unions. It is an established fact that ASATU is the channel through which the State Government effectively teaches the grassroot.
Consequently, it is abhorrent and clearly unacceptable for employment exercise towards the take off of such a unifying edifice of that magnitude to IGNORE THE TOWN UNIONS and be clandestinely carried out. In view of the foregoing, ASATU lends itself full support to the resolution of the Anambra State House of Assembly for the total cancellation of all the illegitimate employment purportedly carried out for the Airport including the entire process.
Also we call on the STATE GOVERNMENT to initiate a NEW EMPLOYMENT PROCESS that will involve ASATU and other critical stakeholders. ASATU as a body as a matter of necessity and developmental good of our communities should be given good SLOTS in the Scheme of things so as to effectively accomodate the interest of good people of Ndi Anambra as expected.
Furthermore we request that future employment exercises and processes by all Ministries and Agencies of Government should involve ASATU who are closest to the grassroot in the State so that the impact of such programmes will be immediately felt by the people.
Finally we note with optimism that the Anambra State Government headed by His Excellency, Chief Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano, the most ASATU friendly Governor ever will expectedly consider positively our position and issue necessary directives.
HON.BARR Akpudo Titus
ICHAKA-EGBE EJI GBU AGU EZIOWELLE
NATIONAL PRESIDENT, ASATU