247News: Imo Governor recalls suspended workers, unions suspend strike

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has agreed with the leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), to immediately recall all suspended workers and stop everything about concession in the State.
The National President of NLC, Comrade, Ayuba Wabba, read the statement to the protesting workers shortly after the conclusion of their negotiation with Imo Government.

The statement was signed by Princess A. N. Eluwa -Solicitor General of Imo, for the government, Chairman NLC in Imo, Austin Chilakpu, Chairman, TUC, Ezeji Ezeji and eight others for NLC.
Wabba directed the workers to suspend the protest and go back to work.
The agreement stated that government would source for funds to pay workers which would be verified by the joint committee of government and labour.

According to the agreement, government would fund its operations with not more than 30 per cent of the verified revenue for the month.
The committee would apply the balance of 70 per cent in the settlement of salaries of public servants and pensioners.
Economic and social activities had come to a halt in Owerri following a mass protest organised by the NLC.

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The organised labour had shut down the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, all ministries and offices including the LGAs and the state Secretariat as workers trooped out for the protest.
The protesters were led by the National President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba and other national leaders including the state chairmen from South/East, South/South and North.

They matched from the secretariat of the Nigeria Medical Association on Port Harcourt road, toward Imo Government House, where they blocked all major entrances.
Wabba had demanded for immediate recall of all sacked workers and stopping further sack of workers in the state without following laid down procedures.

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Meanwhile, the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun has appealed to Gov. Rochas Okorocha to adopt the spirit of flexibility in handling issues concerning workers.
He told newsmen at Government House, Owerri that workers and government needed to cooperate with each other to get the state out of the present situation.

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