Abujaâ€”Workers of the Enugu-based automobile company, ANAMMCO, have staged a peaceful demonstration in Abuja, calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)Â and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to investigate alleged corruption in the company.
The workers, numbering more than 200, stormed the premises of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),Â in Abuja,Â carrying various placards, some of which read, â€œGelin must go after being probed,” amongst others.
They urged the anti-corruption agencies to speed up the probe of alleged fraud in the company.
The Spokesperson for the workers, Mr. Iheanyi Ogbonna told newsmen that they decided to travel from Enugu to visit NAN, to adequately inform Nigerians and the government, especially the anti-corruption agencies, of the alleged corruption in the company.
He said various departments, such as internal audit, treasury, legal, controlling and others had been closed because of corruption in the company.
Ogbonna said corruption has been crippling the companyâ€™s fortunes since 2000 and as a result, the company had been programmed to close shop from January 1, 2010.
When contacted, an officer of the company advised newsmen to wait for the decision of the board on the issue. â€œI am on leave. Let us first wait for the Board decision,â€ he said.