Employees of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are threatening to go on strike over unverified outstanding claims of N665million presented to the management, it was learnt yesterday.
It was also learnt by The Nation that, between January and March, the claim requests of about N320million were incurred, to add to the existing amount.
Director-General of the agency, Mustapha Maihaja, who assumed office in April, has declined to “rush to pay the claims without verification.”
He has however been paying all overtime claims and other expenses due to the staff since he came on board.
It was learnt that a committee has been raised to compile and verify the claims.
The workers have demanded for payment of claims without verification since they were inherited from the previous management.
The Nation, September 5, 2017
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