*Demand presidential intervention against management
By Sandra Onyekwere
Workers of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) yesterday in Abuja grounded all forms of business activities, as a result of a protest staged against the commission’s management.
The protesting workers, under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE) sealed-off the entrance to the premises of the regulator of the insurance sector over allegations bordering on victimisation, corruption, incompetence, and nepotism, among others.
The workers called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and
stop what they described as autocracy in the running of the commission.
Speaking with www.gongnews.net, the Vice-Chairman, AUPCTRE, NAICOM chapter, Mahmud Usman-Maulud, said the management of the commission, headed by the Commissioner of Insurance, Mohammed Kari, had been violating provisions of an MoU signed by the Ministry of Finance, the Commission’s Management, and AUPCTRE which contained a non-victimisation clause earlier this year.
As at the time we went to bed, the workers remained adamant and held on to their guns. They promised to continue the protest until their demands are met by the appropriate authorities.
Efforts to reach the management of NAICOM for their comments did not yield any result.