By Chima Nwafor, Owerri

 

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its planned protest in the state over the suspended workers.

Imo governor begs NLC to cancel protest over workers’ suspension

By Chima Nwafor, Owerri

 

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its planned protest in the state over the suspended workers.

 

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, read, however urged NLC to prevail on its state affiliate to honour an invitations to participate in the committee set up to review the cases of the staff affected by the suspension.

 

While stating that the issue could be resolved amicably, the governor stated that “The committee would have been inaugurated last Tuesday, but the inauguration could not take place because the Labour Representatives did not come for the exercise.

 

“This is a high-profiled committee and the governor believes that with this calibre of people in the committee whatever is the bone of contention between the government and the Labour Union in the state over the suspension issue can be resolved.

 

“The government has repeatedly explained that the suspension of the parastatal workers was not an outright sack or dismissal. The suspension was to enable the new managements of the establishments involved to take off in earnest.

 

“So, the essence of the 18-member committee is to look at the cases of these workers and decide whether to post all of them out to other government ministries and establishments or to even ask some of them to go back to the parastatals. And until the committee sits and takes decision on the suspended workers, nobody could accuse the government of any wrong doing.

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