A group of contractors who said they executed various projects amounting to N8 billion for the Project Development Institute, Enugu, stormed the National Assembly, (NASS) Complex yesterday to protest the non-payment of their money by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The contractors explained that the money is for the settlement the N8bn outstanding for constituency projects they completed since December 2020.
The protesters took over the main entrance of the National Assembly complex; chanting solidarity songs for several hours.
Speaking with newsmen, the leader of the group, Joy Uche, lamented how hard it had been for them to take care of their families.
He lamented that some of them had died in the process of trying to get their entitlements.
Another contractor, Favour Emenike told journalists that they have come to the National Assembly to plead with their elected representatives to come to their rescue and prevail over the Minister and Ogbonnaya Onu, to pay them their money.
Emenike said the group had submitted a petition to the House of Representatives; asking the National Assembly to look into the matter.
There was no official response from the NASS officials as at the time of filing this report.