Nasarawa workers defy strike, report for work

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LAFIA – By Alhaji Mohammed           Despite the ongoing strike by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Nasarawa state, some civil servants have been reporting for work and discharging their official functions.

Prompt News Online correspondent who went round some offices on Friday, saw some civil servants both senior and middle cadre locked up in thier offices carrying out official duties.

Most of them who parked their vehicles outside the office premises to avoid the public stay in the office up to official closing hours attending to files and visitors.

A visit to the state revenue board shows that the board has been performing its functions despite the strike while at the ministry of Lands and that of local government and chieftaincy Affairs, local government chairmen in the state were seen holding joint account meetings (JAC) with ministry officials.

Also at the state ministry of finance most staff are busy preparing payment vouchers and attending to official matters.

One the staff who spoke on condition of anonymity said “we have been working without hindrance because that was how we were able to pay salaries last week.

“You know some affiliate like tertiary institutions, NULGE, and few others are not on strike so we have to attend to them”.

Most of the civil servants urged government to as quickly as possible resolve the issue and allow peace to reign.

Efforts to get reaction of the state NLC Chairman proved abortive while the Special Assistant to governor Umaru Tanko Almakura on Media and Publicity Ahmed Tukur said that  all offices are open for government activities.

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