Public servants in Nasarawa State today commenced an indefinite strike following the state government’s inability to meet their demands.
The workers had earlier given the state government up till Wednesday this week to meet their demands or face an industrial action.
Secretary of Nigeria Labour Congress, Nasarawa State, Mohammed Naibi said the strike became imperative after the expiration of the ultimatum given to the state government.
Mr. Naibi , however, warned the workers to shun rumours and await directives from the union as it was ready to dialogue with government on the strike.
Meanwhile, Nasarawa State Head of Service, Thomas Ogiri has called on workers to disregard the strike directive, pointing out that NLC was in disarray.
He directed permanent secretaries and chief executives of commissions, boards, parastatalals and agencies to take attendance of their staff.
Mr. Ogiri said that failure to comply with the directive would attract punishment while absenteeism would not be condoned.