Investment Security Tribunal workers call for sack of chairman over highhandedness

Staffers of Investment Security Tribunal (IST) have called for the immediate removal of the chairman, Mr Idoko Akoh, alleging highhandedness in the running of the organisation’s affairs.
The staffers, under the auspices of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Servants, Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) spoke through their chairman, Ikechukwu Ogu during a protest in Abuja yesterday to register their grievances.
The protesters said they have lost confidence in the chairman who assumed office as IST chairman in September 2017.
According to the protesters, no staffer of the establishment has been promoted in the last eight years, while the staffers have been denied their backlog of allowances.
They also accused Akoh of engaging a level 13 officer from the Office of the Accountant General and placing him above a level 16 officer already working with the IST.
Secretary, FCT chapter of AUCPTRE, Sikiru Waheed alleged that Akoh had always reneged all agreements reached during meetings with the Minister of Labour and Productivity on staff welfare.
The protest was later taken to the Federal Ministry of Finance where the Permanent Secretary addressed them, assuring them that steps would be taken in the next one week to address their demands.
Efforts to get the chairman’s reaction on the protest proved abortive as he could not take the several calls put across to him.

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