About 467 ad hoc staff of the National Population Commission (NPC) in Bauchi State have taken to the streets to protest the non-payment of their allowances. The protest was carried out on Wunti Street in the Bauchi metropolis on Tuesday.
The Spokesman of the ad-hoc staffers, Mr. Abbas Adamu, while addressing the state Director of the NPC and staff in Bauchi, said: “We have done our job but to receive our due allowances.
“On behalf of the Ad-hoc NPC 2023 Census staff who participated as special workforce and facilitators for the upcoming 2023 census exercise.
“We are here to inform the Commission that we in the attached list have not received our training allowances which were conducted at Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, centers from Jan. 23 to Feb. 5 for Special work force and facilitators respectively,” he said.
According to him, several appeals have been made to the state office of the NPC to pay for the omitted facilitators and special workforce trainees, but the response has not been encouraging.
“We protest and present a letter to the office to demand payment of our allowances within seven days from the date of the receipt of this letter,” he said.