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NIMC Workers Threaten To Embark On Strike

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Tobi Adebayo

National Identity Management Commission Workers said it would proceed on strike over the deplorable state of NIMC enrolment centres across the country.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja, chairman of the NIMC branch of ASCSN, Lucky Asekokhai, said despite the expiration of 21-day ultimatum, NIMC management had yet to respond to the workers’ demands.

“We have been on this issue for a long time. Because of the insincerity of the management of the commission, we issued an ultimatum in accordance with labour laws which had elapsed. There is no reason for people that work in a critical agency that keeps data of the identities of Nigerians to be subjected to the deplorable condition of service.

“We heard of a new salary structure and the management confirmed it was working on it but we have yet to see the salary. The 28-day relocation allowance given to people on transfer or those that are newly employed had yet to be paid since 2013.

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“After the ultimatum, we were invited to the National Assembly, the SGF, police and head of the Trade Dispute department at the Ministry of Labour and Employment and we were told to give the government some time.

“We have decided to give government till December 31, 2019 for further discussion. But if nothing positive comes up, nobody should blame us for any action taken,” he said.

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