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Bauchi Gov-elect Appeals To Workers To Suspend Strike

Posted: May 20, 2015 at 6:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu  –  Bauchi


The Bauchi State Governor-elect,  Mohammed Abubakar, has lamented the strike action embarked upon by the state civil servants saying the strike is affecting the work of the transition Committee .

This was contained in a press statement signed by the state Deputy Givernor-elect, Nuhu Gidado, and copies made available to newsmen in Bauchi on Tuesday.

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Bauchi State chapter, embarked on indefinite strike on Tuesday, 12th May 2015, due to the inability of the state government to pay them March and April Salary.

Abubakar said “we however wish to call on the NLC, TUC and JAC to note that the ongoing strike action resulting from the non-payment of salaries of workers has become injurious to the transition process. It is important that the service personnel are available to drive a seamless transition process.

The Governor-elect appealed to the striking workers to shelve the strike action with a view to achieving a successful transition.

He also call on the state government to hasten the payment of all outstanding salaries to the workers adding “it is our understanding and belief that settlement of the entitlements of civil servants is essential for any government that is purposeful in its efforts to attain meaningful development.

Meanwhile, the Governor-elect has explained that the Bauchi Re-branding project inauguration was personally sponsored by himself while the project team worked on developing the strategic focus for Bauchi state free of charge.

He said “the incoming administration of Mohammed Abubakar wishes to clarify the status of Bauchi Rebranding Project with regards to its source of funding. The project is an initiative of the Governor-elect, nurtured from his emergence as the APC Governorship candidate for Bauchi State and populated by individuals of impeccable standing providing this vital service without any financial reward.