Federal Civil Servants Threaten Indefinite Strike
They have run out of excuses to give their families as things are not getting any better.
Some of their kids have been sent out of school because they can't pay their school fees.
Some are breadwinners of their families, some others fend for themselves and they depend solely on their monthly salaries.
But the salaries are still not coming forth despite all the promises made by their employers - the federal government.
Apparently tired of the empty promises, the workers have decided to embark on an industrial action unless their demands are met.
They threatened to embark on an indefinite strike to protest the non-payment of their 200 billion Naira promotion and salaries and death benefits.
The National Executive Council of the ASCSN, which took the decision during its meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, also decided to picket the Ministry of Finance and the Budget Office.
The workers believe the ministry has been subverting the express directives of the President to release funds to pay several arrears owed them.
The decision of the ASCSN was read to journalists by the Federal Capital Territory Secretary of the association, Mr. Ojemhenka Isaac.
He said the money approved by the National Assembly to pay the arrears was diverted to pay contractors for unknown projects.
The President of the ASCSN, Mr. Bala Kaigama, who doubles as the President of the Trade Union Congress, told journalists after the meeting that the ASCSN, an affiliate Union of the TUC, would collaborate with the NLC to carry out the planned industrial action.