Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has threatened to protest on the streets of Owerri, the state capital, if workers in the state embark on another round of strike.
Speaking at the weekend when he held a meeting with Permanent Secretaries, heads of parastatals and labour leaders in Owerri, Okorocha threatened to reverse the N20,000 minimum wage to N18,000 if strikes continue.
He described the last industrial action in the state as politically motivated, noting that labour leaders disregarded the agreement reached with government.
“Nothing will stop me from going on my own strike if workers embark on strike again”, he warned.
The governor further warned that given the recent disposition of workers, he may consider collecting his N250 million security votes which he had forfeited for free education for the past four years.
On the receipt of the federal government bailout funds, Okorocha said the bailout for pensioners had not yet been received.
“Only the bailout for payment of salaries has been received, the bailout for pensioners has not come yet”, he said.