Ministry Of Works Reveals What Happened Between Umahi And Protesting Workers

Ministry Of Works Reveals What Transpired Between Umahi And Protesting Workers

The Federal Ministry of Works has said that its Minister, David Umahi was never denied access to his office.

The Ministry explained that Umahi simply attempted to bring sanity and orderliness to government business in the Ministry.

Earlier reports indicated that several workers had protested in front of the Ministry’s gate after they were locked out for coming late.

However, speaking via a statement signed by the Director (Information), Press and Public Relations Unit, Lere-Adams Blessing, issued in Abuja, late on Thursday, the Ministry explained that Umahi was trying to ensure that services are rendered as at when due.

Lere Adams said, “The Hon Minister, in all fairness, had attempted to bring sanity and orderliness to the service by ensuring that services are rendered as at when due to growing the Nigerian economy to everyone’s benefit.

“Therefore, to imbibe the spirit of discipline, daily Work activities in the Federal Ministry of Works now begin at 9a.m, Mondays to Fridays for all staff while the closing hour shall be 4p.m.

“The Ministry’s Union Chairperson, Mr Williams Kuti during a meeting with the Minister, Permanent Secretary and Management Staff opined that the Minister had started on a good note by identifying both the needs of Nigerians in the quest for good and durable roads and bridges had taken a personal inspection tour of most of the road infrastructure in the South West, South East, South South and part of the North Central and North west geo political zones of the country, moreso he has reached out to staff by means of personal welfare during the just celebrated Muslim festival.

“The Union Chairman alongside other staff during the meeting requested for more staff buses to ease their movement to and from their locations.

“In his address, the Minister reminded them that we all have to work in unity to be able to deliver Nigeria our dear country from total collapse.”

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