Uzodimma lifts suspension on Imo worker 30 years after
Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has lifted the suspension placed on a public servant, Mr. Eunan Amaeshi by the administration of former governor Evan Enwerem in December 1993.
This is contained in a statement by Amaechi on Thursday in Owerri.
He said that the governor’s gesture followed a letter of appeal sent to his office.
According to Amaechi, all I was asking for wasn’t a financial settlement, but the restoration of my innocence.
Part of his letter to Uzodimma read, “I write to bring to your kind attention the injustice clamped on me and executed by the operators of the Imo State Government for 1992-about 30 years now.
“I pray you will be moved by my story to assist me sir, I am innocent.”
He said that Uzodimma after receiving the letter reviewed the unholy treatment by not only lifting the suspension but also apologizing to Amaechi, an indigene of Umuri Anaimo in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state.
Amaechi was recruited in 1991 as an Administrative Manager in Avutu Poultry Company, a state-owned establishment, but was fired on Dec. 31, 1992, for undisclosed reasons.
Amaechi now an octogenarian was never queried for misconduct and there was no charge preferred against him in the law court before he was suspended indefinitely from work.
However, Amaechi had in the past 30 years, petitioned successive governors of the state for a reversal of the unjust treatment meted him, to no avail.
After reviewing the letter attached with other documents, Uzodinma in a reply commended Amaechi for living with such a burden for three decades.
The governor also apologized on behalf of the state government for the wrongdoing.
“May I, on behalf of my family, government, and the good People of Imo State, convey to you, our warmest regards.
“I write to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 7th November 2022, which conveyed your plea for justice, in a matter dated back to 1992, thirty (30) years ago.
“I must commend you for this act of maturity, maintaining peace, and also for keeping faith with the Government of Imo State.
“It is on this note, that I tender the unreserved apologies of the Government of Imo State, for the injustice and lack of fair hearing meted out to you for three decades now.
“Posterity will remember you for maintaining peace, yet keeping faith and believing in the Government of lmo State under my watch, for justice,” Uzodimma stated.