Ebonyi State Judiciary Staff has challenged orders of the Governor of Ebonyi state David Umahi and embarked on an indefinite strike to drive home their demand for improved welfare packages.

This is coming after the workers had about three weeks ago issued a 14-day ultimatum and added a seven days grace period to demand that the State government commence the implementation of the Consolidated Judiciary Salary Structure or faced indefinite strike.

But Governor Umahi, while reacting to the ultimatum, warned workers of the State judiciary not to succumb to the pressure of going on strike, saying they will regret it forever

The Governor also said he would replace overnight any judiciary worker that succumbed to the pressure to embark on the strike action. further vowing to pay salaries to only those who come to work, But the workers ignored the warning, and proceeded on industrial action thereby challenging his orders

No staff was seen within the premises of the the State Judiciary Headquarters when our Reporter visited.

However, some youths identified as non Judiciary workers were seen assembled around the gate of the State High Court as well as some Police officers seen at the gate of the State judiciary.

When contacted, the Vice President of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (South East Zone), Comrade Mark Ifezue, explained that the National leadership mandated the workers to withdraw their services pending the implementation of the wage structure.

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