Strike: You’ve no unlimited right, Gov Sule tells Nasarawa workers

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has told workers in the state that they have the right to express their grievances through strikes but should not extend beyond their limits.

He stated this at the 2-day multi-stakeholder regional peace regional building dialogue in Lafia, Tuesday, with the theme “Integrated approach to building peace in Nigeria’s farmers,herders’ crises.

Sule explained that workers in the state have decided to express their freedom which is within their rights  but they should understand that they don’t have right to block any government office as doing so will compel government to defend itself.

According to him, “Like Clinton said their freedom actually extend to right in front of my nose. The moment you touch my nose then you are beginning to extend the limit of your freedom.”

He called on the people of the state to continue to be in peace with one another as government is working tirelessly to resolve the matter. “We are going to have a meeting with some selected commissioners, permanent secretaries and royal fathers so that we can discuss this in details,” he assured.

He further explained that even with the challenges facing the state, he has done his best in most of the areas he had promised.

He lamented that his government inherited so many challenges ranging from staff promotion, percentage payment of salary, non implementation of minimum wage among other issues

“Staff were promoted for the past 13 years without monetary value added to their promotions, some staff have been paid 50 per cent of their wage bill, and a situation where a minimum wage also not implemented, we inherited more and more challenges,” Sule lamented.

Sule said government is taking the issue one after the other and that so far he had implemented the N30,000 minimum wage 100 per cent salary and pension, saying the only one that is pending and government is still looking into is the 13 years promotion without monetary value added to it.