As Imo Staff Ass. of Nig Universities Embarks On Strike Today
Owing to allegations on non payment of salaries, staggered payments, under payment of salaries amongst others, the senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities Imo State Chapter vowed to embark on strike today.
In a release titled “Notice of Indefinite Strike Action by the Organized Labour of Imo State, and signed by the Acting Chairman of the group Harrison Agumbah and the secretary Ambrose Okereafor and made available to MaaziTV they accused Imo State Government of Non Payment of salaries, under payment staggered payment amongst others Imo State Government has recently published the names of genuine civil servants in the state totaling 42,000 out of which they have paid salaries to 41000 upto December 2020.
Addressing the press on the said issue, the commissioner for Information Declan Emelumba, revealed that the remaining one thousand workers yet to be paid, were those with BVN and other related issues which according to him, would be paid as soon as the problems were ratified.
Meanwhile, One of the Radio presenters of Ozisa FM, Chinonso Uba Popularly known as Nonso Nkwa, has raised alarm over plot to silence him.
In a press release signed by Nonso Nkwa himself and made available to MaaziTV, the presenter who did not mention the name of any person, group or organization as responsible for the said threat, revealed that the said threat was coming as a result of his stand on the alleged non payment of workers salaries in Imo.
The release reads as follows;
“I have reliably gathered information that some persons are planning to make me disappear for my constant defense and advocacy for Unpaid Imo Workers and Pensioners.
“I therefore wish to state categorically, that I will never stop advocating for the suffering Imo workers and Pensioners, no matter the threat to my life because this is a divine assignment am doing.
“Nonsonkwa is not a saint but definitely a Defender of the Masses, and the goodwill of the Masses and the Grace of God will Protect my going out and my coming in.
“Finally, Nothing scares a Man of Integrity and an advocate of the Masses!
“Ndi Imo remains my Constituents and I will never back out. God Forbid!
“Am simply doing Gods Work, nothing more nothing less!
“If God be for Us, Who can be against Us?”