Nigeria – Anambra State Head of Service, Mr Harry Uduh has urged all political interest groups and parties to refrain from dragging the Civil Service into partisan politics.
The call is sequel to the recent attempts by some political groups to politicize the recapitalization of Ndiolu Microfinance Bank limited.
Queen Anigbogu reports that the Head of Service made the call during a press conference where he was flanked by the Managing Director of the Ndiolu Microfinance Bank limited and some Leaders of the Organized Labour at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat complex in Awka.
Mr Uduh, a lawyer explained that sequel to the Central Bank of Nigeria” directive for the recapitalization of Microfinance Banks in Nigeria, by April 2021, the board and management of the bank presented the challenge to the stakeholders and leadership of the workforce.
He noted that after extensive deliberations from all parties, it was agreed that deductions be made according to grade levels to facilitate the recapitalization and ensure that the Ndiolu Microfinance Bank limited which had served workers so well does not collapse.
The Head of Service said the bank is solely owned by workers of Anambra State and the deductions are only for a period of three Months ending this Month saying that linking the deductions to Governor Willie Obiano is uncalled for since according to him the workers know the truth.
In his remarks, the Managing Director, Ndiolu Microfinance Bank limited, Mr Peter Eze, affirmed that the deductions are in line with the directives from Central Bank of Nigeria and by the reason of the deductions, the workers are now shareholders in the bank.
He disclosed that they will soon be issued with share certificates and dividends received this financial year.