The “Abuja Film Village International” has written to FCTA intimating the leadership of her planned protest. Read below:
“We write to inform you of our planned protest for non-payment of salaries for over two years (2) the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and to also invite your reputable outfit to give us a voice covering the protest.
2. We are staff of Abuja Film Village International (AFVI), a subsidiary of Abuja Investment Company LTD (AICL) an agency of the FCTA. We have being in existence since 2007 and have been receiving our salaries and overhead cost from the FCTA through usually budgetary provisions the National Assembly.
3. We and our dependants have been put through untold hardship for the past twenty eight months despite the usual budgetary provisions. We have received threats of evictions landlords, some of our children have been forced out of school for non payment of school fees among other terrible experiences. We have followed all administrative channels to seek payment of our salaries and arrears to no avail hence the planned protest.
4. We clearly understand the times we are in with the dangerous Covid 19 pandemic and have put in mechanisms to follow all the protocol Nigeria Centre for Dieses Control (NCDC), Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) in our protest. We and our dependants are experiencing hunger virus which is deadly too.5. In view of the above, we request your reputable company to assist us covering the protest which is planned to hold as follows: Date: Friday, 15th May, 2020 Venue: FCTA Gate, Area 11, Abuja Time: 8:30 amWhile we look forward to your kind assistance, please do accept the assurances of our warmest regards. Adamu Saleh for AFVI STAFF 08024339644″