NEMA Staff Threaten to Embark on Strike


The staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has threatened to embark on strike over the non-payment of their allowances, poor training, among other issues.

The civil servants association issued a 21-days ultimatum for the Management of NEMA to “address these unfair labour practices,” else they would embark on industrial action.

A source revealed to Punch that “there is now over N2 billion in NEMA’s account, but the DG has refused to release money for anything.”

The Director General of NEMA said Saturday that relief materials would arrive Benue from Abuja in three days, however, this threat still puts the 110,000 people displaced by the flooding at risk of delayed rehabilitation.