NAFDAC workers begin 2-week warning strike in Lagos
Speaking with newsmen, the NAFDAC Union Chairman, Comrade Peter Joseph Anzaku, said Workers of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Wednesday, in Lagos, embarked on a two-week warning strike,
threatening that they might be forced to embark on an indefinite strike should their various demands not met by the management of the Agency under Mrs. Yetunde Oni, and The workers, who staged a peaceful protest carrying various placards on which were written inscriptions such as “Oni must go,” “Mrs. Oni has destroyed NAFDAC,” “Our mandate is to safeguard the health of Nigerians, yet our welfare is nothing to write home about in NAFDAC,” “Mr. President, we need a substantive Director- General in NAFDAC,” among others, said a lot of impunity was going on in NAFDAC, urging the presidency in to save the situation, according to them, part of their demands include a review of salary structure for all grades of workers in the Agency, release of results of promotion exercises and their full implementation, full payment of arrears to workers from 2012 to date, appointment of substantive Director- General for NAFDAC, among others.
Comrade Peter Joseph Anzaku, lamented the level of impunity in the Agency, demanding that all the demands by workers must be met before work could resume, and while recalling that the workers embarked on similar strike in 2014, but nothing was done by the management to all the demands put before them, vowed that workers would not resume work unless their various demands were met, noting that “How long can we fold our arms and accept this impunity, we would not condone this. Therefore, no promotion results, no resumption, no review of salaries, no resumption.
“The union is equivocally demanding the approval, going by the ministry with respect to all promotions across the levels. They must be implemented with all excepting one. Chief Executive Officers are not coming back to GL12, they must remain on GL13.