Nigeria’s insurance workers protest unpaid allowances, commence warning strike

National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) staff earlier today came out in large numbers to protest in Abuja.

The workers are calling for the removal of the Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed Kari.

Speaking to OAK TV, Isaac Ojemhenke, who led the protesters disclosed that the call for Kari’s sack was borne out of issues bothering on public office abuse and corruption.

“We equally demand that Mr. Mohammed Kari should be removed from office more-so because he was declared unfit to hold public office in Nigeria for the role he played in destroying Nigeria Airways Limited,” he said.

The workers are also protesting due to alleged non-promotion of staff in the commission. The workers claim the absence of work tools and non-payments of their allowances.

Delay in the review of insurance Act 2003 by the National Assembly is also part of the demands of the workers. They claim that the proposed insurance bill, when passed, would ensure that policies are up to date and implemented timely.

The workers are to commence a three-day warning strike today.

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