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CLO Threatens To Drag Bayelsa Govt To Court Over Sack Of 19 Workers

By CHRIS EKEKE
The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has threatened to drag the Bayelsa State government to court over the alleged wrongful termination of the appointments and withholding of salaries of 19 civil servants from the state civil service.

The CLO, through its lawyers, Okorodas and Co Chambers, has issued a 21 day ultimatum to the Bayelsa State government to reverse the
‘wrongful and illegal acts’ and restore the payment of salaries and arrears to the civil servants affected.

The CLO, in a letter of notice to the Permanent Secretary, the Bayelsa State Civil Service Commission and dated 10th August,2017, stated that
those unlawfully sacked, without query letters are staff of the Nembe Local Government Universal Basic Education Authority and the State
Sports Council.

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No fewer than 18 persons, made up of confirmed staff drivers, security guards, clerical officers and cleaners with Nembe Universal Basic
Authority were sacked without regard to civil service rule.

One Kingdom Tariah, who is the Head Coach of Kick Boxing under the State Ministry of Sports, was queried by the State Director of Sport,
Fetonghan Paris on a false allegation of collecting fund for a sporting event in Lagos last June but allegedly failed to attend.

According to the protest letter by the CLO, though Kingdom Tariah replied and denied the allegation, “his salaries have been withheld
for three months without justification. He is a family man that has been subjected to economic and mental crisis?”

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