Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has been given a 24-hour ultimatum to reinstate over 5,000 sacked local government staff.
The ultimatum was issued by the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, shortly after a peace meeting to resolve the three-year-old crisis within the association, which resulted in the constitution of a care-taker-committee since 2010.
The national president of NULGE, Mr. Khalid Isa, who spoke at the swearing-in ceremony of a new executive committee in Lafia, the state capital, Wednesday, called on Gov. Al-Makura to release all the check-off dues belonging to the union since it had resolved its crises.
According to him, “The state governor has been giving us hope that our money is intact. Because we had problem in the union, we could not ask for our money with one voice but now that we have resolved the matter, we are giving the governor from now till Friday (today) to refund our money and reinstate all sacked local government staff”.