NEMA Officials End Indefinite Nationwide Strike


The Management of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday resolved its labour issues with the labour union, ending the union’s three-day warning strike.

A statement signed by Sani Datti, Head of Media and Public Relations, made this known on Friday in Abuja.

Also, Sa’ad Bello, Chairman, National Association of the Senior Civil Servants in Nigeria, NEMA unit, confirmed the suspension of the strike.

He said that the labour union and the management of NEMA reached an agreement after an all night meeting which was conveyed by Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment.

According to him, workers across the federation are hereby directed to resume their normal duties with immediate effect.‎

Bello said that an agreement was signed by all the parties and gave a maximum of two weeks for the management to meet all the workers’ demands as contained in the Sept. 26 agreement.

Datti said that those present at the meeting were the Management of NEMA led by Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, NEMA Director General and representatives of the national body of the labour union represented by the National President of Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Others included the Secretary-General of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, FCT leaders of NLC and Nigeria Civil Service Union.

The meeting was conveyed following the three-day warning strike embarked on by NEMA workers nationwide on Thursday which led to the total shut down of its operations.

The workers were agitating for the payment of allowances, renewal of life assurance policy, capacity building for staff, and redeployment of officers, who were unjustly transferred among others.

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