Plateau LG crisis: NULGE commences indefinite strike


The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Plateau State has commenced an indefinite industrial action over the total unsealing of the secretariats of the 17 local government areas by the police and the directive that the democratically elected local council chairmen should resume work on Monday.

The Police commissioner in Plateau state, Okoro Julius Alawari, had in a statement signed by the police spokesman, Alfred Alabo, directed that the elected chairmen, who were suspended by the State House of Assembly, be allowed to resume duties on Monday

The statement said that the democratically elected chairmen should resume office pending the resolution of the court case they instituted against the state government.

But in a counter statement signed by the State Secretary, Sa’ad Abdulmumini, NULGE faulted the police for issuing the directive instead of allowing the status quo that both the democratically elected chairmen and the transition from chairmen should stay off pending the resolution of the crisis.

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was then excluded by a court from participating in the election because it was said to be lacking state structure as a result of the crisis rocking the party at that time.

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