There have been mixed feelings and condemnation of government policy affecting National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) Staff, which demands that NESREA remits one hundred percent of revenue generated to the coffers of the government.
The policy requires that services of cleaners should henceforth stop and that cleaning services should be borne by the staff from their salaries.
Sources in NESREA Port Harcourt office disclosed that on the 16th of February, 2022, the management issued a notice to all staff, directing that henceforth all offices and its corridors are to be cleaned up by its occupants(officers).
They said the management informed that this was due to the termination of contract of the firm in-charge of cleaning of the offices.
They further said officers were advised to manage their waste generated.
Furtrhermore,the sources said management, directed that receptionists should be responsible for cleaning of the reception.
According to a staff who preferred to remain anonymous, the take home pay of staff that have dwindled, owing to inflation and ever demanding need would be worsened if they hire cleaners from their salaries.
She said the policy was inhuman, inconsiderate and unacceptable and could expose the staff to corrupt practises.
She advised those responsible for the policy to rescind their decision and show fairness to those staff.