NAFDAC workers stage protest in Lagos

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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.

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.

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