Street Sweepers Stage Protest in Ekiti

Street sweepers employed by Ekiti state government this morning took to the streets of Ado Ekiti to protest the alleged poor attention of government to their welfare.

The protester numbering about two hundred chanted solidarity songs and carried placards with various inscriptions bearing their minds and agitations, stormed the office of the wife of the governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi where they raised an alarm of “Save Our Souls”.

Speaking with newsmen, the women explained that the sole administrator employed to manage the Ekiti State Waste Management Board had been treating them like a slaves.

According to them, the administrator has been paying them six thousand naira monthly as against the ten thousand naira pronounced by government.

They also claimed that they have been responsible for the personal provision of all necessary materials being used to discharge their daily duty adding that government failed to give them kits that could prevent them from contracting diseases.

Addressing the protesting sweepers, wife of the governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi sympathized with the women and promised to discuss the issue with the governor for immediate action.

Also, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Waste Management, Mr. Adebayo Kelekun pleaded with the women to exercise patience, with a pledge to reach out to the governor on the matter.

Kayode Babatuyi


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