SEC Director-General, Ms Arunma Oteh
By James Emejo
Officials from the State Security Service (SSS) on Tuesday invited the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) workers union leaders including Chairman, Muhammd Salihu and Secretary, John Briggs, for interrogation in connection with their alleged involvement in Tuesday’s protest against the management.
Briggs, in a telephone chat with THISDAY Wednesday, confirmed the development.
He said: “They just called us for some clarification and we explained everything to them and they let us go.”
The commission had earlier issued a query to the duo, questioning their participation in the union’s correspondence to management.
The management had said their active involvement was “tantamount to unbridled insubordination to constituted authority within the commission.”
But the workers revolted against the query, stressing that their correspondence was a mere advice to the Director-General, Ms Arunma Oteh, to use her good office to correct some anomalies in the employment of contract staff in the commission.
The altercation between the union and management had resulted into a mild demonstration at the commission’s premises on Tuesday.