Awka – The South-East Zone of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) has urged the Federal Government to commence immediate intervention on the Enugu-Onitsha express way.
This is call was made in a communiqué signed by eight executive members of the NULGE after the union’s meeting in Awka on Saturday.
The union expressed dismay over the deplorable state of the road and other federal roads in the zone, noting that they had become impassable and were inflicting hardship on the people.
It urged the governors of the zone to jointly mobilise funds with a view to rehabilitating the road.
“Although, these are Federal roads, the states thereafter could ask for a refund from the Federal Government,” the union advised.
It further appealed to the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and NULGE to intervene in the alleged hardship being experienced by some workers in Imo.
It expressed dismay over the hardship being experienced by the Health and Agricultural staff in the local government system of Imo due to non-payment of their salaries for over six months.
“The zone also frowned at the recent policy of Imo Government on concessioning of Government Hospitals, Health Centres and Maternities which has a monumental negative effect on the affected health staff,” it added.
However, the union commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the pro-active steps so far taken to address the problem of corruption in the country. (NAN)