By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, has appealed to the National Assembly to pass the Bill seeking to amend the establishment of the Agency to improve on the working condition of the staff and disaster management in the country.
Maihaja made the appeal at the National Assembly when he led the management staff of the agency before the House of Representatives’ Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness in Abuja.
The meeting was at the instance of the Committee, which had invited the NEMA management and its staff union leaders to resolve the recent industrial disputes that resulted in a one day strike action by the staff last week.
This was contained in a statement signed by Head, Media & Public Relations, Sani Datti who said that Engr. Maihaja told the committee that the misunderstanding had been resolved and that it was not the wish of the management to allow such matters to degenerate into strike action, added that some of the issues in the disputes could be properly handled with the amendment to the NEMA establishment Act.
He appreciated the concerns of the Committee and thanked the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, for intervening in resolving the issues.