- Local government workers in Rivers state are aggrieved over the non-payment of their three months salaries
- The workers who carried placards insisted that they are staff of Emuoha LGA as they barricaded the entrance of the secretariat
- The workers who staged a protest to drive home their message demanded payment of their wages
Rivers - Workers of Emuoha local government area of Rivers state on Monday, August 16, took to the streets of the town to protest over non-payment of their three months salaries.
The Punch reports that the protesters barricaded the entrance of the secretariat insisting that they are staff of the council and not ghost workers as alleged by Dr. Chidi Lloyd, the council chairman.
According to the report, the workers carried different placards with different inscriptions such as ‘Chidi Lloyd, please pay us our salaries. We are not ghost workers’, ‘Our names are in the nominal roll’, among others, demanding full payment of their salaries.
Some of the protetsres speaking to newsmen explained that they have not been paid May, June and July, adding that they have families.
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Imo State Oil Producing Commission workers protest 80% Salary Slash
The protest was triggered by reports that the salaries of the workers have been slashed by 80%.
The workers carried different placards with different inscriptions demanding full payment of their salaries and a stop of the slash. According to them, no amount of intimidation will cow them to accept the development which they described as an anomaly.
Ebonyi governor Umahi orders sack of workers who obeyed IPOB’s order
Meanwhile, Ebonyi state governor, Engineer David Umahi ordered the immediate dismissal of civil servants who were absent from work on Monday, August 16, due to the sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The governor also threatened that any shop or store locked will also lose the right of occupancy of such a store.
He said IPOB had already suspended the order and wondered why people were still staying at home.