Oct 3, 2022

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Adapalm: Jubilation As Imo Agricultural Workers Get Severance Benefits – Legit.ng

  • Former Adapalm workers in Imo State have now been paid their severance pay and outstanding salaries
  • This was made possible by the intervention of the state government led by Governor Hope Uzodimma
  • The former workers decided to settle out of court by setting up a joint committee to quickly consider their claims

< p class="align-left">The ongoing administrative problems bordering on the payment of severance pay and outstanding salaries to former Adapalm workers have now arrived under the direction of investors in Adapalm led by Roche Agric West Africa a finality through the cooperative efforts of the state government. This comes after what appears to be an agreement between Roche Agric investors and the Imo state government.

Adapalm workers have campaigned for these benefits since 2012 through legal action like the previous government The State has continued to play the ostrich, leaving Adapalm workers and management in a legal tangle.

Governor Hope Uzodimma’s joint prosperity government in partnership with new management of Adapalm, Roche Agric and, in agreement with the workers of Adapalm, have decided to settle out of court by setting up a joint committee to quickly examine the claims of the former workers.

The committee, headed by the Hon. Gideon Meffor, has begun paying over N500 million in severance pay to former Adapalm workers after it has been confirmed that those who lost their lives in the fighting are the beneficiaries of their families.

Hon. Addressing the workers, Meffor appreciated their patience and understanding while stressing that Roche Agric has decided to settle the arrears of their severance pay and outstanding salaries and the extent of the damage done to Adapalm and its workers by the Rochas Okorocha government condemned. p>

He reiterated that through the Local Content Act, Governor Hope Uzodimma’s joint prosperity government will work in synergy with Roche Agric to hire host community members as well as old workers from Adapalm who are willing to work for Roche Agric, which is in line with the agreement of the host communities as Adapalm stakeholders.

Adapalm Labor Union Chairman, Hon. Collins Meffor, paid tribute to Roche’s investors in his speech Agric for her commitment and sincerity in paying severance pay to the workers of Adapalm, which the previous government had neglected, as well as for politicizing the genuine agitation of the workers and pledged her loyalty and support to the new management of Adapalm and the state government .

In their separate notes, some of Adapalm’s former workers reported ih ordeal at the hands of Rochas Okorocha’s former government, which they say has refused to pay them their severance pay since 2012 and continued to subject them to review after review without payment.

They continued to salute the investors of Roche Agric and Governor Hope Uzodimma for setting up the interface committee with them, who have been sincere to them, and today they rejoice in their severance pay, even though their late colleagues are beneficiaries of th through their families The good will of the state government.

Present were the members of the committee, Hon. Jones Uzoka, Hon. Marcel Amadioha, TC Chair Ohaji/egbema LGA, Hon. Emma Mazi, TC Chair Oguta LGA, Mr. Okilo Ojiaku, Chair of Adapalm Landlords Association, Mr. Johnbosco Nwadiogo, President, Ohaji/Egbema Youth Council and the throng of workers.

Bad news for Okorocha as a court orders him to release these documents

Meanwhile, the Abuja Supreme Court has finally granted bail to the imprisoned former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha.

< p class="align-left">The bail was granted in the amount of N500 million with a guarantee of the same amount. The trial judge, Inyang Ekwo, dismissed a counter-affidavit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed against him.

EFCC had objected through their attorney, Mr. O.C. Ugwu raised the court allowed the former governor to remain in detention as he claimed he posed a risk of absconding.

Prosecutors contended that Okorocha not only against the previously granted to him administrative bail but also rendered inaccessible, a situation that led to his violent arrest on May 24.