Workers of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), are currently groaning over non-payment of the balance of their dress allowance.
The workers, it was gathered resorted to cutting cost due to the unpaid allowance as their morale has also dropped.
Some of the workers have stopped bringing their vehicles to the office as a result of the cost of putting the cars on the road. Some of them have also reported in rationing the number of days they come to work due their inability to transport themselves on daily basis.
Several months after collecting the loans, the balance of the allowance were yet to be paid and the bank, (name withheld) has held on the salaries of the some of the workers for close to five months.
Whether the agency was making any move to get the allowance approved by the Commission could not be ascertained, but the outgoing spokesperson of the agency, Hajia Lami Tumaka, however, said that the money will be paid when all arrangements for payments are concluded.