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Strike: “Any worker who stays away from work will forfeit his or her pay” – Edo Government



Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole

Edo state government has warned civil servants in the state to shun the nationwide strike organised by the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC) or lose their salaries.

It said this in a statement by its Head of Service, Gladys Idahor on Wednesday, pointing out that the strike action is illegal as there is already a court injunction by the National Industrial Court (NIC) restraining the NLC from proceeding on  strike.

The statement read in part:

All workers are expected to be at their duty posts. Any worker who stays away from work will forfeit his or her pay as the ‘no-work-no-pay’ rule will be strictly enforced.

All public schools and institutions are expected to remain open as school is in session. Heads of departments and parastatals are directed to keep records of workers’ attendance for further action.

Source: PUNCH


  1. DatEnuguChic

    May 19, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Hmmm. i never knew a day like this would come. Adams Oshiomhole a labour leader who called out for strike severally now does not want Edo workers to go on strike. issorai

  2. Aanuolutomiwa

    May 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Oga Ade shey u don pay the one wey dey don do

  3. Omodolapo

    May 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Height of hypocrisy!!!!

  4. Okechukwu Ofili

    May 19, 2016 at 11:46 am

    The Professional Hypocrite is so fully invested in his hypocrisy that he does not not realize when he is being hypocritical. #ofilispeaks

  5. Gbenga

    May 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Hypocrite! They have bought you now you dance to the tunes of your puppet masters!

  6. Naijatalk

    May 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Wow, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, is this what you have become. How do you sleep at night? You will go down in history as a reference point for Hypocrisy. Too disappointed for words.

  7. FinchleysFinest

    May 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    This is just so WRONG!!! There should be somewhere in their contract that protects their salaries… This is just not right…. One right thinking person should be allowed to do this …..

    This is just not right….. God help Nigeria… This is the height of Oppression, and Hypocrisy…
    See the same former labour leader that was tough on similar issue…

  8. Corolla

    May 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Was this man not the former NLC leader? Why am I shocked? He has spoken like a true Nigerian politician.

  9. Naijatalk

    May 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    BN what happened to my comment

  10. Miss Shee

    May 19, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Is this a dictatorial govt, I don’t understand. Threatening people not to fight for their right, really. Oshiomole continue, comrade don turn governor, no longer bothered about the plight of the people.

  11. Tunmi

    May 19, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Lesson learned: when signing contracts as an employee. Look for the section on strikes

  12. nnenne

    May 19, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Dictatorship! !
    Threats have never worked!
    Conversations, deliberations do!

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