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Gov Okorocha Warns Striking Judicial To Return To Workers

Rochas Okorocha, Gov Imo State
Posted: Jul 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, has advised striking members of the state branch of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to return to work, warning that the state government would implement a “no work, no pay” policy if they failed to heed his advice.

The governor read the riot act on Monday, when the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Imo state branch, hosted him at the Press Centre, Owerri, the Imo State capital.

While speaking to newsmen, Okorocha said: “The judiciary workers in the state have been on strike for several weeks now. I want to warn them immediately that this administration will now adopt the policy of no work, no pay for as long as they fail to return to work. I will use their salaries for the development of the state.”

The governor also spoke about the protests instigated as a result of the demolition of people’s homes and business outlets in and around the state capital.

He said he would continue with what his government is doing, adding that: “I am looking ahead for the state.

I am not deterred by the protests or what people say or write in the papers about this administration. People can say what they like, while I will continue to do what I think best for the state.”

On the proposed relocation of the Owerri Main Market, Okorocha said   there was no going back on the plan, stating, “that market will be relocated to Egbeada.