Hundreds of civil servants in Imo State protested their unpaid salaries on Thursday. The aggrieved workers blocked the entrance of the Imo Government House and vowed not to vacate the place until they were attended to.
One of the protesters told ThePunch that they decided to picket the Government House to prove they were not ghost workers.
“We have come to puncture the statement of the governor that those who have not received their salaries update are ghost workers. That is why we have come with our letters of appointments and that of our postings”, said a protester identified as Caleb.
“We are over one thousand here. There are others who have not received their salaries in the last one year among us here. For me, I have not been paid in the last eight months. It is unfortunate that the governor is owing us and he is still lying against us and painting us in bad colours.”
The state government has not made any official statement on the development.