Some protesting workers have locked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Minister of Works, Dave Umahi inside his office in Abuja.
The minister was said to have prevented workers who came to work late from gaining access to the ministry.
The union members comprising the Housing and Works Ministry decided to lock the ministry, blocking entry and exit and preventing the minister from leaving the office.
They also claim that he stopped engineers and directors from doing their work, and has been breaking public service rules since his appointment, by bringing in consultants to run the affairs of the ministry.
According to AIT, a union official, Williams Kudi said that the minister has refused to grant them an audience to express their concerns.
The minister and his aides have so far been unreachable.
PHOTOS: Protesting Workers Lock Works Minister, Umahi Inside Office— Intel Region (@IntelRegion) September 28, 2023
• Protesting workers at the Housing and Works Ministry have locked Minister Dave Umahi inside his office, accusing him of highhandedness.
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