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Protesting NEMA staff want DG sacked

A placard displayed by protesting NEMA staff
Some members of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Unit of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), in the unholy hours of Sunday barricaded their head office in Abuja accusing the management of maladminstration.
At about 2am, using emergency rescue trucks, the members, some in official work reflective outfit chanted labour union solid songs and held placards against the management led by its Director General, Mustapha Maihaja.
They blocked the link road from Transcorp hotel towards former Amigo supermarket in Wuse II.
When Apex News tried to talk to some of the protesting workers, they declined and also refused identify their leaders for official comments for their action.
However some of the inscriptions on the placards read: “No life assurance”, “No hazard allowance”, “No annual training”, “No promotion exercise”,”Award of contract without due process”, “Unfair labour practices” and “Mustapha Maihaja must go” among others.
A lot of drama also played out when the police threw some of the protesters in their van and some jumped off making it a ding-dong affair.
There was no official comments from the management but DG Maihaja in NEMA’s website speaking during the presentation of ASCSN in March assured of his commitment to improved staff welfare and harmony as necessary for the agency to achieve its mandates on emergency and disaster management in the country.
He also said the management of NEMA under his watch would operate an open door policy and accommodate useful inputs from the staff.

DG Maihaja

However, he said the management would adhere to due process, observe extant rules and principles not to contravene the law under any guise.
Then, the Secretary, ASCSN in the Federal Capital Territory, Comrade Isaac Ojemhenke presented the new officials of the union to management of NEMA.

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