Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has described striking workers in the state as political civil servants.
He was addressing State House correspondents yesterday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
To check the trend of the politically-induced strikes, he said his administration would enforce the ‘no-work, no-pay’ policy in the state.
His words: “The workers on strike are political civil servants. Few real civil servants are coming to work; we are trying our best to keep up with salary payment.
“There is no denying the fact that the economy is biting hard everywhere and you will recall that I met four-month salary backlog, which I cleared, and today we are keeping up-to-date.
“We owe August and September as we speak but we are up-to-date in terms of salaries. Those who come to work will get paid while the no-work no-pay policy will apply to those who refuse to come to work.”
On the security situation in the state, Bello said: “On a scale of 1 to 10, we are at 70 per cent; we are doing very well, though the challenges are still there. Security is not what you tackle once and for all; you have to continue to do your best.
“The criminals will always device various tactics, they may change styles and we have to change along with them and even be ahead of them to keep Kogi secure.”