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‘Stay At Home, Forget Salary’, Imo Govt Gives Fresh Directive To Workers

by OtownGist

Teachers, civil and public servants in Imo State have again been reminded that the No Work No Pay policy of government will definitely apply to any of them who fails to report to work.

Government on Wednesday warned that her policy of “no work, no pay” has already started, hence any person who does not report to work will not be paid.

The Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba made the clarifications while speaking to journalists after the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Hope Uzodimma.

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Emelumba said government in an effort to effectively check the directive had resolved to set up a log- in and log-out mechanism to know the number of times workers come to work or are absent from duty, stressing that if a worker comes to work 10 out of 30 days, he will be paid for the 10 days only.

“We want to make it absolutely clear to every worker, teachers , local government staff and civil servants and everyone who works with Imo government that they must report to work as directed and those who do not ,will not be paid because you cannot sit at home and expect to be paid salary at the end of the month.”

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He said the same applies to staff of IMSUTH, Orlu who have been on strike almost endlessly, warning that they cannot sit at home and expect to be paid as government has observed that since 2014 till date, staff of the institution have been on strike for 24 months, meaning every two years they go on strike for one year and still receive salaries.


He warned that the situation was no longer acceptable to government as Council has decided that any staff who refused to report to work will forfeit his salary.

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The Council, he said, directed the setting up of a committee to look into the White Paper on the judicial panel of inquiry on land and related matters and gave them four days to bring recommendations for implementation.

The Council also gave a tentative date, February 15, 2021 for the programme of events planned towards an elaborate one year anniversary celebration of the administration to showcase quantum of achievement recorded by the Uzodimma- led administration.

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