Imo State House of Assembly workers are getting ready to disrupt legislative activities when the lawmakers resume plenary next Tuesday, following “the apparent unwillingness or inability of the state government to clear their arrears of salaries, since it received the Federal Government’s bailout fund.”
The workers’ anger it was gathered stemmed from the fact that two weeks after Governor Rochas Okorocha promised to clear the arrears of salaries owed Imo workers, he was yet to fulfill his promise.
Vanguard reports that the workers would, apart from locking the main gate of the Assembly complex against the lawmakers, also take any other step open to labour, to achieve their collective aspiration.
Vanguard reported that the workers, who are acting under the canopy of the Imo State Chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASSAN) had been at battle with government over their unpaid salaries and allowances.
The body had given the Speaker and his principal officers a 48-hour ultimatum, to ensure payment of their salaries while the House insisted on no pay, no work.
With the current development, the House may deploy security operatives to the House of Assembly Complex to ensure the activities of the workers do not degenerate into violence.
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