Government is worried at the spate of incessant strike action by some Government establishments as the only means of pressing home their demands to Government. This action is to say the least, counterproductive and retrogressive.
Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) is a case in point. This Administration is 97 months old already. Since the inception of the present Administration, ABSUTH have been on strike for 21 months whilst Resident Doctors have been on strike for 25 months (from November 2018 till date). However, Government have continually paid ABSUTH salaries for 34 months and Resident Doctors 35 months.
To this end, the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu directs as a matter of policy that henceforth, the Rule of “no work; no pay” applies in Abia State.
Whereas we promise and committed to pay all genuine workers their entitlements, we shall resist any attempt by some politicians to blackmail Government and undermine the well-being of innocent citizens by politicizing workers welfare.
In view of the foregoing, all Government agencies, law enforcement agencies, and the general public are by this notice invited to note the above policy for compliance.