Chris Steven, Abuja
Less than 24hours that President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country from London where he had gone for Medical attention, Federal Ministry of Finance workers on Monday staged a peaceful protest at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, demanding the removal of the Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
The workers accused Adeosun of not paying their allowances to the tune of N1.2 billion even when she has collected N30 million as annual house rent.
Carrying placards with various inscriptions, the protesting workers said that Mrs Adeosun has become an agent of negative change.
Some of the placards read: “Kemi Adeosun must go”, You are destroying Federal Ministry of Finance”, Inflation is 15% courtesy of Adeosun”
Others are “PMB agent of positive change, Adeosun agent of negative change” “Adeosun score card is zero.”
Meanwhile, a top official in the Ministry said there was no basis for the workers’ protest.
According to the source, the allowance they were demanding for is “illegal” even though the workers have been used to collecting it in the past.
The official however stressed that the allowance amounting to about N1.2 billion was not captured in the 2016 budget.
The Ministry workers are also said to have recieved their salaries up to May.