Proposed Slash Of Working Days Unconstitutional – Imo NLC

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Gov. Rochas Okorocha

Comrade Austin Chilakpu, Imo State Chairman of the Ni­geria Labour Congress (NLC), has declared that Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha does not have the power to determine working days with regards to the Nigeria constitution.

On Friday, governor Okorocha disclosed to journalists that the state executive council was considering reducing the working days of civil servants in the state to 3 days, in order to grant them the opportunity of engaging in other businesses to earn extra in­come.

SEE: Okorocha Mulls 3 Work Days Per Week For Imo Civil Servants

Chilakpu in his reac­tion to this said the slashing of the constitutionally prescribed working days was beyond the powers of any state govern­ment.

According to him, the In­ternational Labour Organiza­tion has prescribed 40 working

Hours from Monday to Friday which is what the Nigeria con­stitution has adopted, and as such could not be altered by the Imo State Gover­nor.

Chilakpu further stressed that the Imo State government was trying to do was to subvert the laws of the  country, stating that public holidays recognised by the Federal Government are listed in the calendar.

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