Strike: Nigerian Civil Service Head Orders Workers To Be At Work On Monday


The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, has advised civil servants from level 12 and above as well as essential duty officers to be at work on Monday.

Yemi-Esan, gave the advice in a circular issued on Friday in Abuja, saying government was engaging with the union officials over the planned industrial action.

The circular stated; “Sequel to the Labour Unions order for workers to embark on industrial action from Monday Sept. 28, the HOCSF wishes to inform all public servants that the Federal Government team is currently engaging with the labour unions to resolving all contentious issues and avert the planned industrial actions.”

She also pointed out that there was a court injunction by the National Industrial Court (suit no. NICN/ABJ/253/2020) on Sept. 24, restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria from embarking on industrial action pending hearing and determination of motion on notice.

“Accordingly, all officers on grade level 12 and above and those on essential services are hereby strongly advised to be at work to perform their official duties.

“Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers are therefore, enjoined to bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all concerned and ensure strick compliance, ” Yemi-Esan stated.


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