Anambra Workers Yet to Receive September Salaries


Information available to indicates that the State administration of Anambra State under the leadership of Governor Peter Obi has yet to release the September 2011 salaries to the Civil Servants of the State.

According to the information gathered, the governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi who had promised/threatened to withold the September 2011 salaries to civil servants who participated in the mass action labor strike, and later recanted following a signed agreement with the labor unions – that he will not punish the striking workers by witholding their September 2011 salaries, has opted to not release the salaries.

And the government house in Awka has remained silent over the non payment of workers salaries. Calls placed and text messages sent to the mobile phones of the Chief Press Secretary [Mike Udah], the Media Assistant to the Governor [Valentine Obienyem], and the Information and Culture Commissioner [Maja Umeh] regarding the non payment of salaries were not responded to.

In talking to the labor leaders in Awka, Anambra State who confirmed that the salaries were yet to be payed told that Gov Peter Obi had pledged to release the September 2011 salaries. The labor leader added that it is unconstitutional for the Governor to withold workers pay over a Mass Strike Action. This he noted while stating that the release of the salaries were probably just delayed.


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