Nigerian Postal Service workers have threatened to embark on a nationwide strike against the printing of stamps by the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
The workers under the umbrella body of Senior Staff of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies gave the Federal government 21-days ultimatum to meet with the stakeholders and come to a resolution or risk nationwide strike.
Recall that FIRS had on June 30, 2020, produced and launched its owned brand of the adhesive stamp.
The workers noted that issuing FIRS the Adhesive stamp may put over 15,000 workers out of the job.
General Secretary of SSASCGOC, Dr. Ayo Olorunfemi, during a press conference, said many Nigerians have stopped purchasing adhesive stamps from NIPOST.
He said the union would not hesitate to report Nigeria to the International Postal Union, saying “as we can no longer tolerate lip service at the expense of good governance which is the bedrock of development.”
“To this end, we are calling on the federal government to facilitate an urgent meeting between NIPOST, FIRS, SSASCGOC, and other stakeholders in order to arrive at an amicable resolution. Failure to do this within 21 days from Thursday, July 9, 2020, we shall have no other option than to direct all our members in NIPOST to withdraw their services.
“It is very painful that while other nations are protecting and developing their postal services and making maximum use of the services for advancement, Nigeria is busy doing things that will kill its own.”
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