NEMA fires over 42 workers after being denied annual wages
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, laid off over 42 of its newly hired employees without paying them a year’s salary.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the laid-off employees were hired in December 2019, a couple of months before the firing of former CEO Mustafa Mayhaji.
In an effort to finalize paperwork and settle in a new job, the new NEMA leadership, led by AVM Muhammad Mohammed, wrote a letter to new employees informing them that their appointment was illegal and added that some civil service rules were not being properly followed.
A letter dated June 30, 2020 requests a suspension pending a final investigation.
By issuing a second letter dated January 25, 2021, signed by NEMA Deputy Director Musa Zakari, NEMA advised relevant staff that “the results of the investigation indicate that the established rules and regulations governing recruitment of public administration personnel are inadequate. they were duly exhausted, which spoiled the whole process and its outcome. “
Thus, the letter immediately canceled the letters of appointment delivered to new hires for “bad reputation.”
Earlier, on September 8, 2020, the affected workers asked the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Relief and Social Development Sadiy Umar-Faruk to intervene in development.
The laid-off workers, some of whom quit their jobs to accept the NEMA offer, insisted that they go through all the necessary processes for recruiting the agency.
According to them, relevant bodies took part in the exercise: “The Federal Commission, which has since issued a NEMA certificate of conformity, as well as the Civil Service Institute, which ensured smooth operation, and also ensured a set of more suitable candidates for various vacancies at different levels. and at different levels. “
“We’ve all quit our jobs and now we don’t have the means to take care of ourselves and our dependents. In September of this year, exactly one year has passed since the enrollment.
“By December, we will celebrate a year of incredible hardship due to a job assignment without a job.
“We were given temporary identity cards, which categorically stated that we were bona fide employees of the agency.
“The recruitment was approved by the NEMA Council back in 2018. At the time, there was no Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Relief and Social Development. Why, then, is the ministry blocking our progress? – said in the relevant departments.
The laid off workers have shown that they have never received a kobo from NEMA in salary or support in any form since their appointment.
They also stated that some NEMA officials intend to end recruitment, saying, “This is a clear sign of how NEMA officials have handled this. We are treated as enemies, not as comrades. “
“Former CEO of Engr. Mayhaja did not hire us to work for him, we were hired to serve our country, Nigeria, through NEMA, ”added the workers.
Source: – Daily Nigerian