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

Nationwide strike: Fed Govt orders staff to work on Monday

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

She who gave the directive in a circular issued on Friday in Abuja.

According to her, the government was engaging with the union officials over the planned industrial action.

The Federal Government had scheduled talks with labour unions for Monday 28 September.

And on Friday, the government also secured a second order from the National Industrial Court, stopping the strike.

Yemi Esan’s circular only reflected the first court order.

The circular reads in part; “Sequel to the Labour Unions 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 said.

According to her, there is a court injunction granted by the National Industrial Court (suit no. NICN/ABJ/253/2020) on Sept. 24.

The court oder, HOCSF explained had restrained the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria from embarking on industrial action pending hearing and delamination 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 strict compliance, ” HOCSF advised.

 

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