After waiting for three months without salaries, workers of Imo State have appealed to Governor Hope Uzodimma to end their suffering by paying them their outstanding salaries.
They said the biting effects of the partial lockdown of the state occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic had worsened their plight.
The workers, who spoke through the organized labour during the celebration of this year’s Workers Day in Owerri weekend, lamented that despite the directive by Governor Uzodimma for their salaries to be paid before the end of every month, they were yet to receive salaries since February to April, 2020.
In the address presented by the state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Austin Chilakpu, the organised labour disclosed that workers in primary and secondary schools in the state as well as those in nineteen parastatals and agencies were affected in the unpaid salaries.
Chilakpu listed the affected agencies where workers were owed three months’ salary arrears to include: Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), Agriculture Development Programme (ADP), Imo State Water Corporation, Imo State Poverty Alleviation Bureau, primary and secondary school teachers.