The organized labor in Niger State has declared an indefinite industrial action starting from Wednesday, February 21, 2024,Daily Trust reports.

In a letter sent to the Niger State government through the office of the Secretary to the State Government and jointly signed by the state chairman of the NLC, Idris A. Lafene, and the state chairman of the TUC, Ibrahim Gana, the organized labor stated that the industrial action would continue until the government resolves all outstanding disputes between it and the organized labor.

The labor unions have demanded that the state government revoke all political appointments as Executive Directors of Finance, Operations, and Administration in various agencies. They have also requested the reversal of appointments for chairmen, members, and permanent commissioners of the Local Government Service Commission and Civil Service Commission, as well as appointments of directors-general of certain agencies.

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Furthermore, they are seeking clarification from the government regarding the payment of wage awards.

Additionally, the organized labor cautioned the state government against appointing civil servants who are not qualified as permanent secretaries and urged the withdrawal of the appointment of a vice principal on secondment as permanent secretary to allow for career progression from within.

Moreover, they warned the state government against victimizing teachers and members of the educational sector following a recent primary school debate in Agaie, where the government alleged that a pupil used vulgar and violent language against the federal government.

“We formally notify the government that effective 8 am on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, Niger State workers will commence an indefinite strike action until our demands are fully addressed,” the memo stated.


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