Strike: Workers ask FG to sack CAC management

The workers’ union of the Corporate Affairs Commission has asked the Federal Government to sack the management of the commission.

The workers under the umbrella of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Service Employees, who have been on strike, said they would continue their industrial action until their demands are met.

The workers had commenced strike on Monday, while accusing the management of corruption, inflation of contracts in state offices, tax evasion, and use of government funds for personal transactions.

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Chairman of the Union, Ibrahim Kirfi while speaking to journalists on Friday, said the workers have no confidence in the management.

He said, “We are demanding the sacking of the entire management of the commission for sanity and industrial peace. An interim management should be set up by the Federal Government to reorganise the commission’s operations in order to promote ease of doing business in Nigeria.

“We hereby call on the Acting President to save the nation by taking a decisive action on this lingering crisis to avert the commission’s imminent collapse and to save businesses in Nigeria.”

While reacting to the allegations, the Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Godfrey Ike said the management of the commission had met all the demands of the workers.

He said, “The CAC has met their demands as the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment has approved the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by all the parties. Instead of opening the gate of the office to allow members of staff to continue with work, they have blocked the gate and come up with another demand that management should be sacked.

“It’s pertinent to state that all procurement issues in the commission follow due process and this can be verified.”

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