The Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has been allegedly treated with a high level of disdain as some of its staff members were reportedly chased out of their Abuja office by security agents.
Speaking on the maltreatment melted on some of NIDCOM’s Staff in a video tweeted by NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said her commission no longer has an office but has been carrying on despite setbacks.
The chairperson said staff were not even allowed to take their property after armed men sealed the office, an annex of NCC’s head office, located at Mbora district in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“In one year, we don’t have an office. The office we got, given to us by NCC but we were actually driven away by the honourable minister of communications and digital economy, Mr Isa Pantami, within two days, they drove us out with guns and what happened? The place was given to us by NCC,” she said.
“You know we all help each other, NCC as an agency of government, said there is a place you can use to settle in, and just as we settled in, I was in Ethiopia when I got a call.
“I thought that it was a joke. I came back from Ethiopia on Thursday, this happened on Tuesday, by Friday when I went to the office, guns, armed men had taken over the place. I thought it was a joke, but here is the thing, I’m a government employee, so is he. It’s government business.
“I have complained officially but we let it be. He wants the place, let him take it. That place is still there, a whole floor is still vacant. As I speak with you all our items are locked up. I don’t have a computer, I don’t have printers, everything has been locked up.
“So after COVID-19, we are hoping that we can get a space and move in. These things locked are personal printers, personal laptops of our very dedicated staff because when you are just starting a lot of things are not there.”