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Union leader alleges threat to life over ultimatum to NiMet

The general secretary of the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) Abdulrasaq Saidu says he is being threatened after the group raised concern about conditions of service for workers at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMeT).

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Saidu told journalists he has been getting phone calls and text messages from officials at NIMeT.

"The owner of the said GSM number should be held responsible for whatever happens to me and I am very convinced that he will be fished out by the security agents in no distant time,” he said.

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ANAP had threatened showdown with NiMeT management after the expiration of the August deadline given to it to interface with the union on the poor condition of service in the agency.

But Saidu said he would not succumb to the blackmail in what he called his "pursuit of emancipation of injustice in the system", stressing that the union was only agitating for the welfare of those that were working for the overall development of the aviation industry and other sectors that relied on Meteorological information for survival.

He said: "I want to state categorically that I am not undaunted and will not be deterred by any amount of threat or blackmail. I have notified the law enforcement agency and other security operatives about the ugly development.

"I want to reiterate here that all we are saying is that six months ultimatum will elapse in August and we want workers welfare to be addressed. In an organization where there is no condition of service, how can workers have sense of belonging. We have been requesting for meeting with the management since last year but no response from them".

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