- Some aggrieved staff and officials of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) are protesting against alleged poor conditions of service
- The protesters want the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the ICPC to probe the management of SON
- The spokesperson of the organisation claims that the concerns raised by the protesters are being addressed
Some staff and officials of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Tuesday, May 14, shut down the headquarters of the organisation Federal Capital Territory, Abuja over alleged poor conditions of service.
Armed with placards carrying various inscriptions, the aggrieved workers gathered at the entrance of the SON headquarters chanting anti-establishment songs.
The workers claimed they were not happy over issues including alleged cases of corruption, poor staff welfare, and non-payment of entitlements.
Channels Television reports that the workers under the umbrella body of the amalgamated union of public corporations, civil service technical and recreational services employees demanded the immediate approval and implementation of better conditions of service at the agency.
According to the report, the protesters made allegations of illegal promotion of some directors.
They, therefore, called for the intervention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Crimes (ICPC) into the operations of the organisation.
They accused the director-general of the organisation, Osita Aboloma, of refusing to obey the directive of the federal ministry of labor and employment on ‘voluntarism’.
Reacting to the allegations, the head of public relations at SON, Dipo Fashina, said the issues raised by the workers were being addressed.
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He explained that the budgetary allocation had been provided for in the 2019 appropriation to settle all outstanding allowances.
Legit.ng earlier reported how the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) recently commenced a nationwide protest over the leadership tussle at the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) board.
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