Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wednesday morning, held a protest against the plan by government to reinstate the suspended Director General of the agency, Arunma Oteh.
Work was disrupted for more than one hour as words filtered to the workers that the Federal Government was planning to return Ms. Oteh to her position, and that she was billed to resume on Wednesday morning
Wielding placards with various inscriptions like ‘Say No to Oteh’s return,’ the staff, led by the leadership of the workers’ union, marched through the premises of the commission, and the adjoining street, before they were prevailed upon by the acting Director General to suspend the action.
The union leaders are at the moment locked in a closed-door meeting with the management.
A team of security operatives from the State Security Service, who arrived the SEC premises at about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning in two operation vehicles are still stationed at the entrances of the commission’s headquarters.