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Snakes, rats threaten NCC staff operations in Lagos office

Caption: Staff of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) protested over unpaid allowances, In Costain, Lagos State.

Against the backdrop of the poor condition of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) Lagos office, snakes, rats and other reptiles threatened the activities and operations of the members of staff in the office.

Mr Moses Olowokere, the Personnel Finance Officer, of NCC, Lagos office, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.

Olowokere, also the Chairman, Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria (ASCSN), NCC Chapel, lamented the poor condition of working environment adding that it was not encouraging, as it is in dilapidated state.

“Snake, rats and other reptiles has been threatening the operations of staff for couple of days now, which has been an impediment to staff activities lately.

“The roof of the office is leaking, the walls are cracking, epileptic power supply and lack of fuel to power the generator, grasses within the environ, the office facilities, equipment are not good condition.

“Several letters as been sent to federal government through the Ministry of Justice to that effect but nothing has been done on it.

“We need government to assist in providing all the necessary facilities and equipment needed to enhance staff operations in Lagos office, ” he said.

Olowokere said that a peaceful protest was carried out sometimes ago by the staff in both Abuja and Lagos offices over unpaid allowances and other entitlements.

He said that the management of the commission has been holding onto the senior and junior staff entitlement for over 4 years ago.

He mentioned some of the entitlement and allowances as; promotion arrears, deployment allowances, arbitrary transfer of staff without payment, lack of training of staff and other entitlements.

Olowokere said that if the management did not attend to their request and needs, the staff will embark on indefinite strike.

(NAN).

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