Enugu Workers 'Refuse' To Resume After Easter
Work resumed across Nigeria on Tuesday after the two-day public holidays to mark the 2017 Easter celebration.
But public servants who monitored the situation in Enugu, report that there was low turnout of workers at the state secretariat.
Some of the workers were seen just trickling into their offices at the secretariat between 8 and 9.30am.
Some of the workers said that they came from their various villages and transportation problems made it difficult for them to arrive early.
A civil servant, Mr Innocent Ugo, said that there were many people at the motor parks as they all came out at the same time to board vehicles to the state capital.
“I left my town in Udi as early as 6.30am but there were many people at the motor park with the few vehicles going to different places,” he said.
Ugo, however, said that he used the Easter holidays to work in his farm in the village and urged the Federal Government to extend the holidays.
Another civil servant, Mrs Gloria Agbo, said she also used the holidays to clear her farm for cultivation ahead of the farming season.
“I have decided to go into full farming this period because of high cost of food items such as gari.
“How can I buy a paint bucket of gari for N1,000 against N300 and N400 sold about a year ago? How much is my salary?’’ she queried.
It was a similar situation at the federal secretariat except for offices of the Nigeria Immigration Service and a few others that were beehives.
Mr Ephraim Ogbonnaya said he traveled to the village for some traditional ceremonies as well as to farm, adding that he returned on Easter Monday.
Ogbonnaya said he left his family in the village to continue with the farm work, but he would rejoin them over the weekend.