Why we shut down NEMA offices nationwide- workers

Fred Ezeh, Abuja

Aggrieved workers of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), have highlighted the reasons that made them shut down NEMA offices nationwide indefinitely.

The workers under the umbrella of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) and Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) said the their action was in response to maladministration of NEMA Director General, Mustapha Maihaja.

The workers representative, Justin Uche, said in a statement that NEMA is on the verge of administrative collapse if urgent steps are not taken by supervisory authorities to remove the DG.

The union leader was particularly concerned that some national assets like air ambulance, rescue helicopter, emergency response bays nationwide, mobile intensive care ambulances, satellite equipments and several others entrusted to NEMA have decayed due to the negligence.

The workers were also unhappy that the group life insurance for staff which the DG consented to, has not been renewed…

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