NIMC workers embark on indefinite strike

The officials of The National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) have embarked on an indefinite strike action since Thursday due to exposure of COVID-19 on its staff.

This was made known in a statement by The President of the Association of Senior Civil Service of Nigeria, NIMC branch, Lucky Michael and its Secretary Odia Victor.

The result of the aftermath of the meeting convened by the association is to discuss the state of the exposure of staff members to Covid-19 and the salary structure and its representation in the annual appropriation and irregularities in the conduct of promotion exercise amongst other welfare matters.

The lack of protective kits at their offices, which leaves them exposed to contracting the coronavirus disease as they attend to a huge crowd of applicants daily was also discussed at the meeting.

The statement reads: “Consequent upon the just concluded congress of the above-mentioned association that took place on January 6, 2020, the unit executive directs all members of grade level 12 and below in the head office and state offices to report to their respective duty posts today January 7, 2020, and do nothing.”

“All members at the local government offices and special centres are advised to stay away from their various centres as a task force and implementation committees would be on parade to ensure total compliance to the directive.”

Apart from the demand for allowance, the workers also complained that the government doesn’t care about their safety.

They decried the lack of personal protective equipment at the office, saying they could get infected with COVID-19 as they attend to hundreds of residents daily.


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