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Workers shut down Nigerian Embassy in U. S over unpaid 5 months salaries

Workers at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington have embarked on indefinite strike, bringing on hold activities at the mission building in the United States. 

The workers have not been paid salaries for the past five months, forcing them to embark on “sit-in” strike action.

The strike hasn’t affected all the departments at the embassy, and the workers are threatening to report the embassy to the U.S. Labour Department.

There were no official functions at the embassy on Tuesday, as the workers only gathered at the lunch room in the basement, Channels TV says.

“The embassy in Washington and the consulate in New York are said to be currently cash strapped, with staff and local workers not being paid for months.

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“A source close to the Presidency said there has been a lot of mismanagement of resources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, causing a lack of concern for staff welfare and difficulty in the missions being able to carry out their functions, ” report says.

Presidency and Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are yet to officially react.

 

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