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NAFDAC headquarters under lock

As workers go on strike over poor welfare

HEAD office of National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC) was, on Monday, placed under lock and keys, with heavy presence of police operatives guarding entrance to the premises.

On a visit to the agency on Monday, the building was completely deserted with only security officials of the agency loitering around the premises.

A source, who spoke with the Nigerian Tribune on condition of anonymity, said the premises had been locked up since last week by the workers union in the agency.

He explained that the workers were currently on strike over poor welfare and some demands which were not met by the government.

He, however, did not go into details of these demands.

Efforts to reach the Director of Special Duties, Mr Ibrahim Abubakar, was futile.

Also the public relations officer of the agency, when contacted, declined to make comments on the development, adding that the headquarters had been under lock since last week.

On reasons for the strike, he simply said “no, I cannot make any comment on that.”