IMO STATE: Back to Land for Agriculture Policy – What you need to know.


So recently, Governor Rochas Okorocha  introduced a new policy tagged: ‘Back TO Land for Agriculture’ in Imo state. As the new policy goes into effect, we have compiled a few things you need to know about it.

  1. All workers in the state are expected to report at their duty posts from Monday through Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday will be spent in their respective farmlands.

  2. Policy is being implememted to enable the state engage and invest heavily in agriculture for self-sustenance since from all indications the state can no longer depend on monthly allocation for survival.

  3. The directive takes effect from Monday August 1, 2016 and will run on a trial period till August 1, 2017. 

  4. Public servants on essential duties like the teachers, nurses, doctors and people involved in Internally Generated Revenue drive as well as  Political appointees are  exempted from the three-days working periods.

  5. There will be no cut in salaries.

  6. Annual leave and casual leave is hereby cancelled.

  7. Resumption time for work has changed from 8am to 7.30am in the morning and ends by 4pm. Any worker that is not found on his or her seat between 7.30am and 4pm on the days concerned will be summarily dismissed.








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