Strike: FG Tells Workers To Commence Work From Monday.


The Federal Government of Nigeria commends all federal civil servants on Salary Grade Level 12 and above to commence work from Monday after the industrial action announced by labour unions along with those on essential services.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some civil servants were informed earlier to work from home.

Labour unions shows their enthusiasm to begin nationwide industrial action.

Also starting their protest as from Monday over the recent increase in fuel price and electricity tariff.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, on September, 2020 asked those civil servants still on the run to cut the industrial action.

The letter which was addressed to all ministers, permanent secretaries, as well as heads of government’s agencies and parastatals, was titled “The Nigerian labour unions planned industrial action”.

It read, “Sequel to the call by the labour unions for workers to embark on industrial action from Monday, September 28, 2020, the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation wishes to inform all public servants that the Federal Government team is currently engaging with the labor unions with a view to resolving all contentious issues and avert the planned industrial action.

“Furthermore, it is important to note that there is a court injunction granted by the National Industrial Court (Suit No. NICN/ABJ/253/2020) on September 24, 2020, restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria from embarking on any tom of industrial action pending the hearing and determination of a 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 officers and ensure strict compliance.”



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