The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has ended the Industrial action it embarked upon some days ago after the dispute between the management and staff of the Agency was resolved on Thursday.
The Head of Public Affairs of the Agency, Alhaji Sani Datti, in a statement said the dispute which led to the downing of tools and closure of offices of the Emergency response body was resolved immediately following a meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige in Abuja. The Minster met with the Agency’s management, led by the Director-General, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, and representatives of the National 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.
In his statement, the NEMA Public Affairs boss said: “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 Hon Minister of labour and productivity.
“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 Friday, 20th October 2017.”
Recall that the staff of the National Emergency Management Agency had embarked on a three-day warning strike on Thursday 19th October 2017.
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