Abia well being employees block highway over 12-month wage arrears


Sunday Nwakanma

Employees of the Abia State Well being Administration Board, on Tuesday, vowed to take all measures to make sure that the state authorities paid their 12-month wage arrears.

The employees threatened to pull the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, and the state authorities to court docket, in addition to earlier than a dreaded shrine in Anambra State.

The employees blocked the busy Aba Highway by rolling on the highway and crying to God to return to their rescue.

The Chairperson, Medical and Well being Employees Union Nigeria, HMB department, Mary Wokoma, stated three weeks earlier when the protest began, the state authorities pleaded with the employees to renew work with the reassurance to pay inside two weeks.

“After the federal government paid us for one month, they assured us that they’d pay us one other six months in two weeks. In making an attempt to respect the federal government, we known as off our protest and opened our workplace.

“However after three weeks, nothing has occurred. We are actually protesting to indicate that the Abia State Authorities has failed once more.

“If care will not be taken, they won’t pay earlier than they depart workplace and use our salaries for his or her election marketing campaign.

“Please, have pity on us and are available to our rescue to allow us to stay”, she added.

The state Chairman, Allied Motion Committee, Echeta Chikezie, pleaded with the state authorities to honour its phrases.

One of many employees affected by stroke, Akabuike Iheanyi, urged Ikpeazu to return to his support to allow him to have cash to have entry to medical therapy.

A employee, who spoke on situation of anonymity, stated because the state authorities wouldn’t hearken to their plea via God, that they had concluded plans to pull the governor and the state authorities earlier than “a dreaded shrine in Anambra along with the court docket.”

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