UMUAHIA—ABIA State government has formally re-engaged 2700 non-indigenes sacked from its workforce in October 2011 and directed them to resume work at their various offices next Monday.
The government, however, charged them to be of good behaviour and loyal to the government of the day.
The reabsorbed workers were among the about 4000 workers from various states of the federation, with fellow South East states being worst affected .
Imo State has the highest number of workers sacked in the exercise.
Issuing them with their letters of re-engagement, the State Head of Service, Mr. Godson Adiele, said the exercise was on-going, and advised those yet reabsorbed to exercise patience.
According to Adiele, Governor Theodore Orji was touched by the hardship they were going through hence his directive that they be reinstated to stop their sufferings.