The industrial dispute between the management and staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have been resolved yesterday, Thursday, 19th October, 2017, a statement from the agency has said.
The statement which was signed by the Head, Media and Public Relations, Sani Datti said the disputes which resulted in the closure of the NEMA offices nationwide was resolved immediately following a meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige in Abuja with the NEMA Management led by Director General, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja and representatives of the national body of the Labour Union represented by the National President of Trade Union Congress, Secretary General of the Association of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, FCT leaders of NLC and Nigeria Civil Service Union.
Among the issues discussed were matters relating to the staff welfare and other areas of misunderstanding which were fully resolved with timeline for implementation to be closely monitored by the Hon Minister of labour and productivity.
At the end of the tripartite meeting, a joint settlement agreement was signed by both parties with the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Labour as witness. With these developments, the offices of NEMA hitherto closed are expected to reopen for normal operation nationwide Friday, 20th October, 2017.
It will be called that staff of the agency embarked on a three days warning strike on Thursday 19th October 2017.