After sacking DG, Nigeria’s Population Commission workers begin nationwide strike

Workers at the National Population Commission (NPC) on Monday, in Abuja, continued their protest against Director-General of the commission, Ghaji Bello, by downing tools.

Some of the workers, numbering over a hundred, crowded the frontage of the commission’s headquarters, chanting and dancing to protest songs.

Bello, who was locked for hours in his office on Wednesday 10th January, and was later chased out of the premises by the workers, have since been away from office.

His whereabouts was not known while filing this report, as efforts by our reporters to get details of where he was were rebuffed by workers in his office.

He was accused of incompetence, corruption, high-handedness and arrogance. The workers said he had impeded their career progression in his four years reign at the institution.

Besides, he was said to have had total disregard to staff welfare, lacking grasp of institutional vision mission and mission of the commission; and had prioritized self-interests over the organization’s objectives.

The workers vowed to continue with the protest until the President sacks the DG.

All offices of the commission would also be shut down while the protest lasts, said Agabi Rita, Union President of the commission’s workers who spoke with OakTV.

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