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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

HOT PHOTO: The Protest Over Bala Mohammed

Workers of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) today staged a protest over non-payment of 13 months salary arrears owed them by the administration of Senator Bala Mohammed. They also complained about non-promotion of staff.
Both junior and senior staff of the administration barricaded the main gate popularly known as (Minister’s Gate) carrying placard and chanting, “Bala must go”,  “Pay us our salaries”. Some of the protesters who spoke under the condition of anonymity said that they have been placed under one salary grade for over 10 years without promotion and that the government still owed them 13 months salaries.
They claimed the FCT minister, Mohammed is the worst FCT Minister they ever had, they vowed  to continue the protest until President Jonathan removes  the minister the office. “
The Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Obinna Chukwu and Chief of Staff who came out to plead to the protesters got more than what they bargained for as the protesters took on them and started shouting that they should leave. It took the intervention of some of their aides to whisk both men away from the angry mob.
The Minister of FCT was said to be hiding in the office while the protest was going in order not to be embarrassed by the protesters.