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Sacked NIMC Workers Shutdown National Assembly

Channels Television  
Updated February 19, 2013

Sacked workers of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Tuesday blocked the entrance into the National Assembly complex demanding their reinstatement.

The workers caused a vehicular gridlock, making it difficult for the workers of the National Assembly to get into their offices.

Attempts by members of the Senate Committee on National Population and Identity Card to appeal to the workers were rebuffed as they insisted on being addressed by the senate president.

The four thousand disengaged staff of NIMC said they came from various states of the country to protest their mass sack.

The protesters want lawmakers to influence the removal of the commission’s management whom they accuse of sacking them without following laid down procedures.

The all-day barricade disrupted legislative activities as the major entrances into the parliament remained blocked thereby leading to a two-kilometre traffic jam on the road into the complex.

The protesting workers who became unruly at some point also promised to return for a bigger showdown if their demands are not met.












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