Director refutes reports of workers strike in Federal Ministry of Finance

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The Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja, on Wednesday, said there is no strike by workers in the ministry.

Patricia Deworitshe, Deputy Director of Press, in a statement on Wednesday narrated that combined staff union of the Federal Ministry of Finance held its normal general congress on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Ministry’s main Auditorium.

She noted that many journalists called the Press Unit with several spurious allegations against the Minister of Finance and the Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry, adding that they said they got their information from ‘reliable’ sources in the staff union.
Patricia declared that in the light of the above, the ministry states as follows:

“What took place today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in the Ministry was a normal staff congress, where staff gathered to discuss sundry issues, not a riot as alleged by some journalists.

“Many key Directors in the Ministry including Director, Human Resources (DHR) and Director, General Services (DGS), attended the staff congress and clarified issues raised by the staff.

“The staff of the Ministry were not on strike, the gate of the Ministry and offices in the Ministry were not locked as alleged by some of the journalists.

“The monthly FAAC Meeting that held today confirms that the Ministry was not shut down.

“The issues raised and discussed in the meeting are regular internal issues of the Ministry and should be allowed to remain that way.

“The congress never accused the HMF and PSF of the issues alleged by the journalists. “

The Deputy Director expressed the need to always verify reports with the right sources before making baseless allegations.

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