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Street sweepers protest over unpaid wages in Lagos

Sweepers employed by Dafunol International Limited, a contractor engaged by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), on Monday staged a peaceful protest over the non-payment of their salaries for five months.

The sweepers who were in their sweeping kits and holding brooms spoke with news correspondents in front of Motorways Premises near 7-Up, Ikeja.

They also carried placards with inscriptions appealing to the management of LAMATA to pay them their salaries.

They said that they were employed by the contractor who is into LAMATA Shelter Maintenance to be sweeping LAMATA-constructed bus shelters along Mile 12-Ketu –Ikorodu Road –Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) axis.

They said that they had not been paid since March.

LAMATA’s spokesman, Mr Kola Ojelabi said that the state government was processing the funds for the payment of the sweepers.

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