By Godwin Ojoshimite
Civil servants in Nasarawa State under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, have embarked on an indefinite strike action to demand payment of leave grants and the approval of pending promotions.
The workers communicated their demands to the state government and issued a 14-day ultimatum to the on December 23, 2013 which elapsed January 5, 2014.
They had threatened an industrial faceoff if their demands were not met before the expiration of the ultimatum.
The state government on January 3, 2014 issued a letter approving only pending promotions without payment of leave grants, an offer which was rejected by the labour unions which urged members to embark on the planned strike.
When our reporter visited some of the state ministries in Lafia, the capital on Monday, they were under lock though some workers were seen under the trees discussing their fate.
Efforts to speak with the head of service of the state Domick Bako, proved abortive as he did not pick his calls.