Lawmakers Make Case for 78 ABS Staff Absorbed into State Civil Service, PPSSC in 2014

…Urge Account General to Implement House’s Resolution

By Abuchi Onwumelu

The Anambra State House of Assembly, has passed a resolution urging Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Accountant General of the state to pay seventy-eight members of staff of the Anambra Broadcasting Service absorbed into mainstreams of the State Civil Service and Post Primary Schools Service Commission in 2014, their arrears of salaries, covering the periods of March 1st, 2013 to June, 15th, 2014 and their 2013 leave allowances totaling N41.2 m forthwith.

Fides reports that the House passed the resolution during its last plenary in Awka.

The House also urged the Accountant General to implement the House of Assembly resolution No. Awka/RES/2013/20 without further delay.

It also resolved that following the extant rules, they could not compel the Anambra State Civil Service Commission to act outside the Civil Service Rules by retrospective promotion of the petitioners.

The House added that compliance to their first recommendation be reported to them within one month from the date of adoption of the recommendations of its committee on Public Petition as the resolution of the House.

They equally resolved that the Establishment Office of the Head of Service, in conjunction with other necessary offices, set in motion the machinery for immediate and comprehensive review of the Civil Service Rules of Anambra State, 2003, to meet up with contemporary times.

The Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Public Petition, Honourable Emeka Aforka, who presented the recommendations passed by the House, commended the House for doing justice to the petition.