Officials and staff of Nigerian embassy in Geneva, Switzerland have not been paid their salaries since January, following alleged failure of the Federal Government to release funds to ministries including Foreign Affairs.
Investigation revealed that the fall out of this development is that families have had their insurance stopped even as landlords are threatening to evict them.
A source in the ministry of labour attributed the situation to lack of funds. The source confirmed that the ministry’s representative at the International Labour Organisation, ILO, Mr. Peter Ajuzie has not been able to secure funds since he arrived Abuja from Geneva in June.
It will be recalled in 2010, labour minister, Chief Emeka Wogu paid all pending arrears of staff salaries. Shortly before then families were evicted for defaulting in rent.