The Federal Capital Ter­ritory Administration (FCTA) has begged striking cleaners charged with the responsibility of cleaning the office complex of the FCT Minister and other Agencies and Departments to return to work and be patient as the administration is working as­siduously to pay them their unpaid three months salaries.2016_07_28_21348

Aggrieved cleaners, most­ly widows and orphans on Monday, once again downed tools, and staged a protest over non-payment of salary arrears owned them by the Administration.

However, the Director, Information and Commu­nication at the FCTA, Mrs. Stella Ojeme in an interview, described the strike action as unfortunate, as the Adminis­tration was actually working on resolving the issue, before they (the cleaners) decided that they were going on strike.

She assured that as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari sings the FCT Bud­get into law, there would be money available for their out­standing salaries to be paid.

She attributed the delay in payment of May, June and July salaries respectively to the Treasury Single Account (TSA) regime, the Director noted that their cadres as well as that of the secretar­ies and the directors were af­fected by the federal govern­ment monetary policy.

The Director, told The AU­THORITY that the Acting Permanent Secretary, Al­haji Salisu Mohammed, on Monday, had a meeting with them (the striking cleaners), where he assured them that their salaries would be paid fully.

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