Popular businessman and billionaire, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim got a rude shock on Monday while delivering a public lecture when unpaid workers from his company stormed the venue in protest.

Ibrahim, the group managing director of the Energy Group, was delivering a lecture at the Abuja venue of the Energy Group’s 5th GMD Lecture. The programme was being aired live on African Independent Television when the incident occurred.

Aggrieved employees of the Energy Group stormed the lecture venue singing protest songs and one of them, with a megaphone, audibly chanted “all we are saying, pay us our salaries.”

According to PM News, Mr Ibrahim who was embarrassed by the turn of events told the protesting members of staff that he had heard them and pleaded with them to leave the hall. When the protesting workers refused to leave, some of the senior managers of the Group who were receiving the lecture stood up to plead with them to leave but the workers refused to yield.

PM News reports that it took the intervention of some policemen to get the workers to peacefully file out of the lecture hall. After the protesters left, Ibrahim said the affected workers could not be paid because they failed to generate income for the company, adding “we cannot borrow money to pay salaries.”

The business mogul further threatened to shut down any of his companies that fails to generate income to pay salaries by December 2016.

Culled from PM NEWS

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