Workers Threaten to Close Abuja Cemeteries Over Salaries

Workers Threaten to Close Abuja Cemeteries Over Salaries (News Central TV)

Unions of environmental workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have threatened to shut down all public cemeteries in Abuja.

The workers, who locked up Gudu cemetery in the nation’s capital, only reopened the facility on Thursday morning following an order from the Presidency.

The infuriated workers said their action was necessitated following the failure of FCT Administration to implement their new salary structure.

Chairman of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE),Comrade Muktar Bala explained that, although the union has agreed to reopen some cemeteries, it would shut down all if their demands are not met.

Your Friends Also Read:  Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event Returns in Durban July

Bala complained about the attitude of the Administration towards the welfare of members of the union. He said they had been exposed to several health hazards while handling abandoned corpses.

Workers Threaten to Close Abuja Cemeteries Over Salaries. (News Central TV)

“As the Chairman of one of the unions in AEPB, I can assure you that it is a collective decision by the whole Union, with backings from the National Union. People think it is only waste management that we do. They don’t know that even unclaimed corpses in hospitals are taken care of by us.

“These dead bodies that have over stayed in the hospital for 3 to 4 years, we take care of them, without knowing what killed them.

Your Friends Also Read:  Breaking: Tanker Explodes In Lagos Nigeria

“Hospitals come to us when they want mass burial for such dead bodies. If there are unclaimed or unknown corpses either on the roads or elsewhere, Police will write reports and bring them to us for burial. All these hazards, people don’t look at it that we are doing anything. We want to tell the administration that apart from managing the Solid waste, we do other things.

“Based on the decision taken yesterday night by the joint Unions of AEPB, we agreed to open the cemetery by 9am Thursday due to calls from the Presidency . However, if the agreement is not met, we will not only shut down the Cemeteries, but all our systems and operations.”

Your Friends Also Read:  Nigeria supplementary polls announced two days after Buhari's re-election

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng

Total
0
Shares

Leave a Reply

Previous Article
Black Coffee Bags International Hospitality Award Nomination (News Central TV)

Black Coffee Bags International Hospitality Award Nomination

Next Article
Ghana Cedi Declared Worst Performing Currency Worldwide (News Central TV)

Ghana Cedi Declared Worst Performing Currency Worldwide

Related Posts
Powered by Live Score & Live Score App