NEMA northeast boss dies in hotel room in Maiduguri

- NEMA northeast boss reportedly slumped in a hotel room in Maiduguri

- He was rushed to a hospital in the early hours of Friday, where he gave up ghost

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) northeast zonal coordinator, Abdulsalam Badamasi, died in the early hours of Friday after slumping in his hotel room in Maiduguri, Borno state.

Daily Trust reports that Mr Sanni Datti, the NEMA information officer, who confirmed the death said Badamasi, gave up ghost at the hospital he was rushed to.

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Datti said: "Yes, He is dead, after he slumped at his room early hour on Friday and he was rushed to hospital but later gave up."

Meanwhile, previously reported that some staff of NEMA have threatened to embark on a nationwide strike over nonpayment of N665 million staff claims.

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The claims, tagged unverified, the staff said have been generating crisis between the workers and the management of the agency which said the claims are not verified.

Leadership reports that the workers who are under the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) are also protesting the transfer of the secretary of the Women Commission Member of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Shiaibu Afusatu to Lagos.

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