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Pay Us Our Money – Former Odu’a, Premier Hotel Staff Protest Over Unpaid Cooperative Deductions
Some former staff of Odua Investment Company Limited and Premier Hotel in Ibadan, Oyo state have protested alleged unpaid cooperative deductions from their salaries amounting to N19 million.
It was gathered that the hotel is owned by the Odua Investment Company Limited.
The former staff members blocked the entry and exit of the hotel on Monday, disrupting activities.
The protesters prevented motorists and other road users from plying the Premier Hotel/ Agodi Road.
The protesters demanded payment of their deductions from the management of the company and the hotel.
The spokesman for the protesters, Mr. Olaniyi Afolabi, expressed his dissatisfaction with the company, saying the money which has been withheld by the company is what he is depending upon to survive.
Our correspondent reports that the management of the company, after several hours of protest, then asked the protesters to stay calm.
The company explained that the grievances of the protesters would be attended to soon.
A senior officer of the company, Mr Ajayi Hassan, who addressed the protesters, said that all issues relating to the deductions would be resolved.