The kogi state government has relieved the state Charmian of labour union, NLC, Onuh Edoka of his job on the grounds that he is a ‘ghost worker’.
Edoka in turn who served as the head of both the Medical Health Workers Union and the NLC in the state, in reaction to the sack with places him among the 9,000 workers sacked in the state following screening exercise explained that he was employed in 1989 and is currently serving as a Disease and Surveillance Officer in the state.
In a telephone chat with news agency, PREMIUM TIMES, Edoka explained further: “The General’s committee claims that I submitted the wrong bank statements. But they only asked for my statement of accounts for the past two years which I submitted,”
Alleging the state government to be up to a shady deal, Edoka added: “The government just got a bailout based on the current staff strength. Suddenly they want to retrench workers to divert the funds even though some of these workers have not been paid for over 23 months,
“The NLC is saying that these people are not ghost workers. They are living beings and we are ready to bring them out on the streets of Lokoja so that the world can see that they are not ghosts but real workers of Kogi state,”