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Workers Lock Secretary To The Government Of The Federation Out Of Office

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On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 a handful of protesting workers prevented Former Senate President and present Secretary to Government of Nigeria, Anyim Pius Anyim from entering his office, demanding that they be paid their allowances.

The workers had earlier scheduled to protest on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 but postponed it untill Wednesday, April 29, 2015 due to the fact that Pius Anyim was not present.

The furious members of staff blocked all entrances and exists at about 2pm when Anyim had arrived.

The staff claimed to have submitted a petition against Anyim to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde over the issue.

Although yet to be confirmed, the EFCC chairman was said to have visited the SGF concerning the matter.

A 24 hours ultimatum was given to Anyim to pay the allowances.

When contacted on telephone last night, the Special Adviser on Media to the SGF, Sam Nwabasi, told said that the office was surprised with the figure being thrown up as no money has been mentioned in the earlier discussions between the unions and the management.

According to him, the union had earlier demanded for 18 items, including erecting an ATM machine and a canteen in the office.

He said that management had looked into their demands and communicated back its responses to the union. They have been waiting for them to make their views known to management on the proposals.

But rather than come back to the management, he said that they took the action and made the spurious monetary allegations.

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