On Monday, June 27, Street sweepers in Gombe state staged a peaceful protest in the state’s metropolis over the non-payment of their salary in three months.
The workers formerly under a private firm, INEX Cleaners, were engaged by the Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency (GOSEPA) in April 2022, following the expiration of the firm’s contract.
According to Daily Trust report, the workers who protested at the main entrance of the Government House, pleaded with Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to direct the sanitation agency to pay them their accumulated salaries for three months.
Addressing them, the General Manager of GOSEPA, Muhammad Ahmed Kumo claimed the payment was delayed by some administrative challenges.
Kumo said efforts were being made to address the problem, adding that the workers would be paid within three days.
In other news, Tonto Dikeh, Popular Nollywood actress, has bragged about her competence in leadership.
The thespian who is contesting for deputy governor in Rivers State has declare that she is confident in her ability to succeed as she has never failed in leadership.
Recall that the ADC governorship candidate in Rivers state, Tonte Ibraye, has earlier presented actress Tonto Dikeh as his running mate for the 2023 governorship election in the state.
Speaking of her candidacy under the African Democratic Congress (ADC) In an interview with Channels Television, the actress noted that despite being a subject of controversy, her decision to join politics was well thought out and something she has been working for at least three years.
“I am prepared for anything, truthfully. I have had three years to work on this, its not something that I just came out or emerged with. We’ve had a lot of time to work on this and for this. Criticism, I am ready, non-criticism I am ready. So, it doesn’t matter where the questions are coming from.
“I have failed in my life and I’m not denying that. Everyone has seen that.
“But am I going to fail with leadership? Have I failed in leadership? Start from motherhood, have I ever failed in motherhood, talk about my foundation. I think it was one of the foundations that stood up for this country, in the time of the pandemic, with no assistance whatsoever. I did even more than the government.” She said.