Staff Shut Down Environment Ministry Over Salary Arrears



The Ministry of Environment in Abuja was yesterday placed under lock and key asstaff’s numbering over 200 embarked on a peaceful protest over non- payment of salaries of cleaners and security personnel serving in the ministry for the past six months.

Theprotesters which LEADERSHIP learnt comprised of senior staff union from Grade Level 8 and upward also indicted the ministry for their failure to pay for repatriation and 1st 28 days since 2012.

Part of their grievances was also the inability of the ministry to train members of staff and provide working materials since 2012.

Anon the spot assessment by LEADERSHIP revealed that the offices were under lock and key as staff were not allowed to gain entrance into their offices exceptwith the permission of the Union chairman who was identified as Mr Lekan.

It was also discovered that the protesters stormed the ministry as early as 8.30ameven as no management staff was on ground to…

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