Nigerian Prison Service Set For NationWide Strike By Yakubu Ventim
The Nigerian Prison service(NPS) of rank and files has concluded arrangement for nationwide strike to be embark upon in the next two weeks to press for poor condition of service and delay in promotion.
The National coordinating body in Abuja confirmed that the team of selected group will be send round to all the 36 states prison headquarters to sensitize and enlighten other ranks of constable, inspectors who suffered injustice directly or affected from the delay in promotion and some of them who have been without being promoted for clock to 10 and 18 years .
The group warned that their action will paralyze the entire country because they are battle ready to face the task
if nothing is done before the strike period they are going to open all the prison gates and set all the prisoners including the condemned in the country to go freed
They advised federal government in their interest to ensure the tackle problem of poor condition of service and the challenges of prison congestion in Nigeria also to address the disparity during recruiting exercise of senior cadre who are mostly graduates of University and polytechnic .
We are calling on the federal government to see this struggle as way of bringing change and transformation not threatening government.
Our complaint is genuine that is the more reason why we are giving notice to inform government of our plan for industrial action the work in the offices are done by us yet we are not motivated or promoted to the next rank we remain for years without been call for promotion examine.
The frustrating situation is damping our spirit in discharging official duty effectively in the country
The group vowed that unless federal government put an end to their plight by upgrading their qualification or give them promoted to the cadre position because Monkey the work baboon the chop in Nigerian prison service
According to the statement over the years we kept submitting our credentials hoping to be promoted to the next rank but the only exercise is we keep seeing replacement going on with families names from inspectors to ASP upward.
We also called on government to as a matter of urgency address the problem of corruption in Nigerian Prison service
Two week ultimatum have been given to federal government or else we will embark on indefinite strike we advice that action should be taking in other to curtail further bridge law and order.