Benue State workers today commenced seven-day warning strike over the non-payment of salaries and allowances.
Some offices were locked as the workers complied with the directive by the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress to stay away from offices.
A political Analyst, Mr Johnson Terhide, said that the workers’ action was in order.
He said that the current administration was voted in because Govenor Samuel Ortom accused his predecessor of not being worthy to serve because they were not paying salaries, allowances and pensions.
The first to be declared by labour since Mr. Ortom became governor in 2015, followed a communique jointly signed by the NLC Chairman, Mr Godwin Anya and his TUC counterpart, Mr Ordue Tartenger.
The duo had rejected Governor Ortom’s appeal to shelve the action and wait for better days when the economy would improve.