The staff of the Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company (AUMTCO) has protested the sacking of the agency’s Managing Director, Najeeb Abdulsalam.
Naija News reports that the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday ordered the removal of heads of the FCT agencies and parastatals.
The statement reads, “The Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike CON, has relieved the heads of the following parastatals, agencies and government companies of the FCTA of their appointments with immediate effect.”
Following the sack of the agencies’ head, videos emerging on social media on Thursday night showed staff members of AUMTCO in tears, as they protested Abdulsalam’s removal.
The weeping protesters, who gathered around the sacked MD, are seen in a trending video chanting, “We want you back!.”
One of the protesters who shared the video on X (Twitter) wrote, “#GovWike, Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company MD/CEO is just three months old in office and he has achieved what no past MD has ever dreamt or dare to achieve. It’ll be a loss on you sir and the entire #AUMTCO staff if you let him go. See us here protesting sir.”