Employees of the National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday embarked on a nationwide indefinite strike.
The directive to proceed on strike was issued by the Trade Union Congress and the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria in Abuja.
The strike followed a threat earlier issued by the workers of the agency in a letter written in September over the non-payment of their allowances, among other issues.
The Abuja headquarters of the agency was shut down by the workers, as they all insisted that they are not going to work until the management of the agency listens to their demands.
Some of the workers said despite the letter of threat issued in September, the management of the agency are yet to respond positively to the demands of staff.
Reported by Chistie Macaulay.