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Lagos Ministry Stopped My Salary For Shooting Video Of Street Sweepers’ Suffering — LAWMA Supervisor

A supervisor with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, Olamide Suleiman, recently made a video on the plight of Lagos street sweepers, who were not paid salaries for two months.

Why did you make the video that went viral on the social media?

I did not know that the video would go viral. As a background, we always receive our salaries as and when due. Sweepers collect N25,000, while supervisors get N40,000. However, in April, we got nothing. Then May, nothing. Some of the people I supervise started mounting pressure on me. I told them that I did not know what was happening. I decided to meet other sweepers and supervisors under another contractor to ask if they had been paid and they said no, that they were also being owed for two months. I called my boss, Iron Lady, and asked her what was going on. She just said LAWMA was to blame and angrily disconnected the call.

One day, I saw one of the elderly women under me begging for money from a passerby and the person gave her N50. I was sad. I asked the woman why she begged for money. People challenged me that I was their supervisor and I should fight for them to be paid.

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on street sweepers’ suffering — Asthmatic LAWMA supervisor . . A supervisor with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, Olamide Suleiman, recently made a video on the plight of Lagos street sweepers, who were not paid salaries for two months. . . Why did you make the video that went viral on the social media? . . I did not know that the video would go viral. As a background, we always receive our salaries as and when due. Sweepers collect N25,000, while supervisors get N40,000. However, in April, we got nothing. Then May, nothing. Some of the people I supervise started mounting pressure on me. I told them that I did not know what was happening. I decided to meet other sweepers and supervisors under another contractor to ask if they had been paid and they said no, that they were also being owed for two months. I called my boss, Iron Lady, and asked her what was going on. She just said LAWMA was to blame and angrily disconnected the call. . . One day, I saw one of the elderly women under me begging for money from a passerby and the person gave her N50. I was sad. I asked the woman why she begged for money. People challenged me that I was their supervisor and I should fight for them to be paid. . . Click the link in bio to read further

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