Plateau State Government has warned civil servants in the state against taking part in the nationwide protest of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in solidarity with the continued ASUU strike.
Mr Dan Manjang, Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication said the ban on all kinds of procession in the state is still in force.
“While the State Government is aware that workers have a right to air their grievances, the State however wishes to remind them that the ban on any form of procession under whatever guise is still in force in Plateau State.
“The State Government wishes to advise against the holding of the planned protest as it will be in contravention of the existing ban. The Government thereby advises that such a decision contemplated by the State Chapter of the NLC be rescinded in the interest of peace and security of Plateau. This is more so that Government will not fold its arms and watch our hard-earned peace currently being enjoyed across the State jeopardized in an event that such solidarity protest is hijacked by hoodlums for pecuniary and other negative purposes.
“The office of the Head of Civil Service has been directed to therefore act appropriately and dialogue with Labour and its officials in the State. Similarly, the Executive Governor, Simon Lalong, has directed the security agencies to be on alert in an event of any eventuality and also ensure compliance with the relevant ban that prohibits such procession. Government enjoins all law-abiding citizens to go about their normal duties without any fear of molestation as the security of their lives and property is hereby guaranteed,” the statement read in part.