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NAFDAC Workers Promise To Call-Off Strike

Workers of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) under the aegis of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union (MHWUN) have disclosed the decision to resume work on Monday, as some of their demands have been met.

The workers had mentioned their needs to be the payment of severance allowance to retirees – the allowance which is equivalent to their one-year salary. However, that allowance was stopped last year.

The Governing Board Chairman of NAFDAC, Yusuf Suleiman, has however assured the union that their demand will be considered.

Also, concerning the payment of promotion arrears for 2018, 2019, and 2020, the chairman assured them it would be paid. On the payment of their hazard allowance, this has been paid to all staff as of Tuesday.

Based on the payment of some of their demand and the assurances from the NAFDAC Board Chairman, the workers’ union is set to call a Congress on Friday where they will take a collective decision.

The Vice-Chairman of the Medical and Health Union Workers of NAFDAC branch, Comrade Idzi Isua, also said, the strike is likely to be called off next week Monday.

He clarified that the union’s agitations are not based on any “covid-19 palliative” from the Federal Government, as they said the money was given to the agency for laboratories and vaccines capacity upgrade.

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