Protesting workers lock out Works Minister, David Umahi

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Protesting workers at the Ministry of Works confined the minister of works, David Umahi, in his office on Thursday.

The staff accused Umahi of being tyrannical, claiming that the minister barred staff who were late for work from entering the ministry.

The union members in the Housing and Works Ministry decided to lock up the ministry.

The workers also prevented entry and exit into the building thereby preventing the minister from leaving the office.

They also claimed that Umahi, “stopped engineers and directors from doing their work, and has been breaking public service rules since his appointment, by bringing in consultants to run the affairs of the ministry.”

A union representative, Williams Kudi, said that the minister has refused to give them an audience to explain their concerns.