NEMA Staff Shut Down Headquarters, Demand DG’s Removal
Protesting staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Thursday, shut down the headquarters of the agency in Abuja.
The employees also embarked on a nationwide indefinite strike over the non-payment of their allowances, among other issues.
The employees who called for the immediate sack of the Director General, Mustapha Maihaja, accused him of failing to implement earlier resolutions brokered by the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige.
The directive to proceed on strike was issued by the Trade Union Congress and the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria in Abuja.
The letter, it was gathered, was written by the Secretary-General, ASCSN, Isaac Ojenmhenike, and was addressed to the President, Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and other senior government officials.