By Joseph Kingston, Calabar
Gov Ben Ayade has decided to strictly enforce the ‘no work, no pay’ policy on civil servants working in the ministry of justice over a purported plan to embark on strike, beginning from today, Juy 2, 2018.
A statement from the office of the chief press secretary/ senior special assistant to the governor on media, Mr Christian Ita, read “it has come to my notice that a certain group of people under the aegis of Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN) are planning on shutting down the Ministry of Justice on Monday, the 2nd of July 2018.
“They claim that the government of Cross River state has approved but not implemented the harmonisation of their salaries with that of Judicial Officers in the Magistrate cadre. This issue is in the 2018 Budget and presently being handled by the HOS Barr Ekpenyong Henshaw and the Accountant General of CRS.
“The SA Labour to the governor has said this group is not part of NLC and TUC and therefore cannot declare a strike against a governor who has performed creditably well! We therefore urge the general public and the service to ignore any body claiming to or purporting to be in support of this group.
“Our digital governor remains open to negotiations in this respect. But the attorney general and commissioner for justice CRS will not hesitate to implement the ‘No work, No pay’ policy of the federal government should the need arise. This notice is approved by the AG/CFJ.”