The striking staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are expected to resume work today, Friday, 20 October, 2017, after a day stand off over welfare, conditions of service and other related matters.

 

It will be called that staff of the agency embarked on a three days warning strike on  Thursday  19th October 2017, over staff welfare related issues.

The resolution of the issues yesterday, follows immediate intervention of the Minister of Labour and Productivity,  Dr Chris Ngige, representatives of the  national body of the Labour Union represented by the National President of Trade Union Congress, Secretary General of the Association of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, FCT leaders of NLC and Nigeria Civil Service Union.

A statement by the NEMA Spokesman, Sani Datti, said the disputes which resulted in the closure of the NEMA offices  nationwide was resolved immediately following a meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Productivity,  Dr Chris Ngige in Abuja with the NEMA Management led by Director General, Engr.  Mustapha Maihaja and representatives of the  national body of the Labour Union represented by the National President of Trade Union Congress, Secretary General of the Association of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, FCT leaders of NLC and Nigeria Civil Service Union.

He explained that among the issues discussed were matters relating to the staff welfare and other  areas of misunderstanding which were fully resolved with timeline for implementation to be closely monitored by the Minister of labour and productivity.

Datti noted that at the end of the tripartite meeting, a joint  settlement agreement was signed by both parties with the Permanent Secretary Federal  Ministry of Labour as witness.

With these developments, the offices of NEMA hitherto closed are expected to reopen for normal operation nationwide today, Friday, 20th October, 2017.