Workers shut down Nigerian Embassy in Washington over non-payment of salaries

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The Nigerian Embassy, Washington D.C

 

Workers at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC, United States have embarked on an industrial action over unpaid salaries for five months.

Activities at the embassy have been paralysed as workers gathered at the lunch room in the basement on Tuesday. Although some departments of the embassy are said to still be functional, majority have suspended work. The workers have, however, threatened to report the embassy to the U.S. Labour Department. The embassy in Washington and the consulate in New York are said to be currently cash strapped, with staff and local workers not being paid for months.

According to Channels, a source close to the Presidency said there has been a lot of mismanagement of resources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, causing lack of concern for staff welfare and difficulty in the missions being able to carry out their functions.

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