Strike: Nasarawa Govt insists on ‘no work no pay’


Gov. Sule Abdullahi:

Gov. Sule Abdullahi of Nasarawa state.
Gov. Sule Abdullahi: invokes ‘no work, no pay’ policy over strike

By Sunday John

Nasarawa State government is strictly using the attendance registers from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to pay salaries effective from June.

Alh. Musa Dangana, Executive Chairman, Nasarawa State Civil Service Commission read the resolutions at the end of an emergency Expanded State Executive Council meeting on Friday in Lafia.

He said that the council resolved that Permanent Secretaries (PS) and heads of other (MDAs) should submit their attendance register to the Head of Service for preparation of payment vouchers for June salaries.

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“The government maintains its stand on the No-Work-No-Pay order.

“Accordingly, salaries for June 2021 and henceforth shall be paid based on the attendance registers,” he said.

He, therefore, enjoined willing workers to resume duties immediately to enable them to get their salaries.

He pointed out that the government would on no account, borrow money  to pay salaries in views of its negative impact, adding that doing so would further burden the state’s economy and mortgage the future of the state.
He said that the council noted with dismay the continuous picketing of offices and harassment of workers from gaining access to their offices as well as the removal of attendance registers in MDAs by labour leaders.
He said that labour wanted the government to use available resources to implement promotions and pay their salaries only rather than executing viable projects that would benefit everybody.
Dangana explained that government would ensure that  essential services, such as health and water supply were rendered to the citizenry and that any form of interference would be dealt-with appropriately.
He also said that security agencies have been enjoined to continue to protect and safeguard all government establishments in the State.
Dangana, however, said that as a demonstration of goodwill and a quest for harmonious government-Labour relations for the benefit of the people, the administration’s doors are open for continuous negotiations with the union.
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