Street Sweepers Protest Unpaid Salaries In Kano

Street sweepers in Kano, Nigeria, on Monday, staged a protest over unpaid salaries that have been accruing for the past five months.

The protest took place at the entrance of the Kano State Refuse Management and Sanitation Board (REMASAB).

The protesters, who were seen in large numbers, carried placards with various inscriptions to press home their demands.

They expressed their grievances and called for the immediate payment of their outstanding salaries.

One of the protesters, Abdullahi Umar, revealed that since the assumption of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf about five months ago, they have not received any salary.

“We have families to feed and bills to pay. It’s unfair that we have to work without pay for this long,” Umar lamented.

The protesters appealed to the state government to look into their plight and ensure that their entitlements are paid promptly. They also called on well-meaning Nigerians and human rights organisations to come to their aide.

As at the time of filing this report, there has been no official response from the Kano State Government on the protest.