There was drama at the Federal Ministry of Works, Abuja, on Monday as workers reportedly locked the minister, Dave Umahi, inside his office.
The workers, who accused Umahi, former Ebonyi State governor, of highhandedness, added that the minister prevented workers who were late to work from gaining access to the ministry.
The union members comprising the Housing and Works Ministry decided to lock up the ministry.
The workers also blocked entry and exit into the building thereby preventing the minister from leaving the office premises.
They also claimed that Umahi “stopped engineers and directors from doing their work, and has been breaking public service rules since his appointment, by bringing in consultants to run the affairs of the ministry.”
A union official, Williams Kudi, said that the minister has refused to grant them an audience to them to express their concerns.
“This is happening live at the Federal Ministry of Works Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja where Engr David Umahi locked workers outside the Ministry and gave a directive that nobody should enter. The union are demanding the Minister to come and address them,” a witness who made a video said.