NLC demands sack of govt officials in Adamawa

NLC demands sack of govt officials in Adamawa
August 23 23:53 2016

Civil servants in Adamawa on
Tuesday staged a protest in front
of the Government House, Yola,
calling for the removal of three
government officials from office.

The protesters, led by the state
chairman of the Nigeria Labour
 Congress, Dauda Maina, shut the
entrance to government house for
several hours.
 They were demanding the sacking
of the chairman of the Adamawa
 State Primary Healthcare Agency, 
Abdullahi Belel.

They also demanded the sacking
of the Executive Secretary
Adamawa State Post Primary
School Board, Abdullahi Jingi and
the General Manager of Adamawa
 State Transport Company, Ahmed
Nyako.
Maina said the call for the
sack of the affected persons was
based on their anti-workers
 stance.
 He said the affected person where 
responsible for causing friction
between workers and the
government.

He alleged that the ongoing health
workers strike in the state was
caused by the executive chairman
of the state primary healthcare
agency, Belel.
“Abdullahi Jingi of post primary
school board and Ahmed Nyako
of Adamawa transport company
are also engaged on persecuting
their workers and we want them
removed before they ruin the
good image of this government,”
Maina said.
Addressing the workers, the state Secretary to
the Government, Umar Bindir, said the
governor had travelled to Abuja.
“I will be joining him and will communicate
your message and demands to him.
“I want to assure you that by next week when
the governor returns from the meeting of the
Progressives Governors Forum in Kaduna, the
matter will be looked into,” Mr. Bindir said.
Belel, Executive Secretary of the primary
healthcare agency, told NAN that the agency
was owing backlog of unpaid salary.

He, however, said the situation arose because
of a shortfall in the monthly allocation to the
local government councils, who are
responsible for the payment of the primary
health workers’ salary.
Effort to speak with the other two chief
executives was not successful as they could
not be found either in their respective offices
or houses when NAN visited.

(NAN).